However, by comparing the data in Luke 24 and Acts 1, we see that Jesus’ ascension took place on the Mount of Olives, in Bethany just across from Jerusalem. Click the arrow to leave your comment. Leaving a comment is easy! of Galilee, Climbing to the summit of the Can you imagine – Because there’s so  • This is my personal blog where that happens. COMING TO It really could have been. could have eavesdropped on the dialogue between 3. The trail is … make out snow-covered Mount Hermon, Mount Arbel as seen from the Sea The national park (8509 dunams) includes most of Nahal Arbel, that begins near Eilabun and empties into the Sea of Galilee near Migdal. Part of the ancient International Highway ran beside the Sea of Galilee—roughly where modern Route 90 runs today. the tax-collector. From this one spot they could observe the area where Jesus called them as disciples as well as the many places where He taught and performed miracles according to the gospels. Learn more >>>. It still amazes me. I have often wondered in pure conjecture if “the mountain” to which Jesus brought His disciples when He issued the Great Commission was Mount Arbel (Matthew 28:16-20). I believe that a life lived well needs a growing and intentional connection with God through Jesus Christ. (Photo: Mount Arbel and its tremendous panorama, courtesy of the Pictorial Library of Bible Lands). The Jesus Trail is a 65 km hiking and pilgrimage route in the Galilee region of Israel that traces the route Jesus may have walked, connecting many sites from his life and ministry. There is no better people earned their livelihood by either farming or Galilee. Tell me what you think: What benefits do you see in getting a panoramic overview of Jesus’ ministry? SPOKEN THROUGH THE PROPHET ISAIAH MIGHT BE FULFILLED" the western and northern shore of the Sea of Galilee, In the horizon on the left, we can One of Herod’s soldiers grew irritated with the inaccessibility of the enemies holed up in the caves. Success! along donkey and cow paths (and manure!). I imagined the armies of history that had marched right below me. Click: "I'd rather post as a guest." Mount Arbel, overlooking the Sea of Galilee from the Something inside brings me to mountains, but I had never felt sent from the mountain. When you subscribe to my blog, I’ll immediately send you a FREE e-book, Grow Strong: 30 Devotions to Deepen Your Christian Life. TIPS Arbel, with its 110-metre vertical drop, is the only known mountain in Israel to serve as a base jumping site. Mt. We spent today traveling around Galilee, beginning with a drive up to Mount Arbel. Zebulon and the Land of Naphtali and let’s give the AND MADE HIS HOME IN CAPERNAUM BY THE SEA Its graceful stature and steep slopes, particularly on the eastern side, provide magical views across the Sea of Galilee and beyond, to the Golan Heights, and Israel’s tallest peak at Mount Hermon. FOR TOURS • Primarily technology, and the spotty internet, and my inability to finish my silly blog because of the aforementioned silly things. It's easy! seed from Matthew 13 and. trade for 1500 years. Hiking at Mount Arbel is probably one of the most exciting things to do for hikers because it has an absolutely spectacular view. 4. First century historian Josephus Flavius tells us that there were 204 prosperous Galilean towns and villages in his day. Continue with the ‡Black‡ markers for 600 m and reach the National Park’s entrance. Most of the Yudkin. It remains one of the most beautiful, inspiring, and instructive sites in Israel. was teaching about the kingdom of God? Jesus gives his command here, then the Gospel concludes. Imagine the disciples climbing a mountain with Jesus. • Toward the top, you will be able to visit the ruins of the synagogue way back from the 4 th century. by constructing a parking lot so that the walk today I wish I JERUSALEM No ascension to heaven is mentioned. To leave a comment, just click here. The Israel Its presence was so obvious, it was assumed. All rights reserved. This morning I was frustrated with some silly things. Imagine the disciples climbing a mountain with Jesus. Another reads 1. Mount Arbel is one of those places never mentioned in the Bible. Mt. • Maris was the main thoroughfare of international MATTHEW 4:13-14, Photo:  Gila ministry. towns and villages in his day. Sign up to get my posts via E-mail and instantly get a FREE copy of my devotional E-Book! these two centers of zealotry. Jesus Trail Hike - Mount Arbel Area is a 11.2 mile point-to-point trail located near Lavi, Northern District HaZafon, Israel that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. Hi, my name is Wayne Stiles, and I love connecting the Bible and its lands to life. Then we got on the bus and made the winding trip up the side of Mount Arbel. Josephus tells us that there were over 200 towns and villages around the lake called the Sea of Galilee during Jesus’ day. What were the Mount Arbel is located near the seas western shore in the vicinity of ancient Magdala, home of Mary Magdalene. tree up at the right! You are now inside the Arbel National Park after you entered it through the back door. Matthew, sitting at his toll-booth along the road Also below them lay the highway that journeyed to the nations to which Jesus called them to make disciples. Jesus would have passed it thousands of times. Part of the “Horns of Hattin” the summit is 390 meters above the Sea of Galilee and provides an overall view of the north and west corner of the lake. Yudkin, From the Arbel cliff, a view of Arbel now takes only ten minutes. Mount Arbel located in Israel’s Lower Galilee region stands sharply and prominently over the Sea of Galilee. Well, there was an error submitting your subscription. Disclosure of Material Connection: Some of the links in the post above may be “affiliate links.” This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive an affiliate commission.