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Tabgha

 
The quiet cove of Tabgha on the northern shore of the Sea of Galilee is the scene of many biblical stories, including the multiplication of loaves and fishes.
 

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Tabgha

The quiet cove of Tabgha on the northern shore of the Sea of Galilee is the scene of many biblical stories, including the multiplication of loaves and fishes.

 

“Ordering the people to sit down on the grass, He took the five loaves and the two fish, and looking up toward heaven, He blessed the food, and breaking the loaves He gave them to the disciples, and the disciples gave them to the crowds, and they all ate and were satisfied. They picked up what was left over of the broken pieces, twelve full baskets. There were about five thousand men who ate, besides women and children.” Matthew 14:19-21


Early Christians marked the site of this miracle with a church containing magnificent mosaics. The small loaves and fishes mosaic, marking the place where Jesus uttered a blessing over the bread, has become a well-loved symbol of this miracle.

 

Not far is the small chapel of "Mensa Christi", known also as the Chapel of the Primacy of Peter. This is the traditional site of the events of John 21 after the resurrection.

 

You will love walking along the Tabgha-Capernaum promenade created by the Tourism Ministry for an enjoyable stroll.  

Tabgha comes from a Greek word meaning “seven springs.” The springs produce warm water, increasing the amount of algae, which drives more fish to this part of the lake. One of the springs, called the Spring of Job, surges directly into the lake. It can be seen walking eastward along the promenade.


 

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