Saturday, July 7, 2012
July 8 Today was a day dedicated to my Christan friends. We traveled to the Church of the Annunciation where Mary ( whose name was Miriam) spoke to the angel. We went on to the place where Jesus gave his sermon and to where he spent most of his years in the Jewish town of Capernaum. The ruins date back to the time of Jesus ant the temple that remains is built on top of the temple where Jesus preached. We saw artifacts indicting that this was a Jewish town The "Star of David" is for decoration and did not become a symbol of the Jewish people until the 20th sentury. Ther Menorah , however WAS a symbol and proves that at the time of Jesus this place was Jewish. We went on a boat ride on the sea of Gailee followed by a jaunt into the Jordan river. A hot day but very interesting.