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What is the significance of the Sea of Galilee in the Bible?



    
    

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Shea S. Michael Houdmann Supporter Got Questions Ministries
"But there will be no gloom for her who was in anguish. In the former time he brought into contempt the land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali, but in the latter time he has made glorious the way...

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Mini Jack Gutknecht ABC/DTS graduate, guitar music ministry Baptist church
I have been on The Sea of G which isn't really a sea. It is a freshwater lake no deeper than between 80 to 160 feet. But it's beautiful!

The huge variety and volume of the fish (some of which we as a ministerial team ate--cold fish for breakfast!) in the lake attracted all nations and countries and so attracted the Lord Jesus to it, too, and led him to make this spot the center of His public ministry.

The Sea of Galilee sits 700 ' below the Mediterranean Sea just 30 miles away. Hills and mountains surround Lake Galilee, with ravines on the west side channeling cool sea breezes toward it. When a burst of cool air crashes into hot air rising from the valley lake, the swirl of wind can churn up angry waves high enough to sink fishing boats.

Jesus and His disciples got caught in such a storm one day while crossing the lake. "As they sailed across, Jesus {had} settled down for a nap. But soon a fierce storm came down on the lake. The boat was filling with water, and they were in real danger" (Luke 8:23). The disciples woke Jesus, and He stilled its tempest, saying to the storm that swept over it, "Peace, be still" (Matthew 8:23-27; Mark 7:31-35).

Have you heard the hymn based on Matt. 8:25?

When Through The Torn Sail

When through the torn sail the wild tempest is raging,
When o’er the dark wave the red lightning is gleaming,
Nor hope lends a ray the poor seaman to cherish,
We fly to our Maker, “Save, Lord, or we perish.”

O Jesus, once rocked on the breast of the billow,
Aroused by the shriek of despair from Thy pillow,
Now seated in glory, the mariner cherish,
Who cries in his anguish, “Save, Lord, or we perish.”

And O! when the whirlwind of passion is raging,
When sin in our hearts his wild warfare is waging,
Then send down Thy grace Thy redeemed to cherish
Rebuke the destroyer; “Save, Lord, or we perish.”

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