The Bible speaks of going up to Jerusalem and down from Jerusalem. Certainly the main reason for this is the elevation of Jerusalem. It is located in the central mountain region of Judea at an elevation of about 2400 to 2500 feet above sea level.
We left Tiberias and the Sea of Galilee (Kinneret) this morning, spent some time in the Jezreel Valley, stopped by Caesarea Maritima, and then drove up to Jerusalem.
Here is a photo I made this morning at sunrise from my window on the shore of Galilee. I had in mind a photo that would be suitable for a presentation background. It reminded me of the fact that some of the disciples were fishermen, and were called by the Jesus to leave that work and accept His offer to become fishers for men.
Going on from there He saw two other brothers, James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother, in the boat with Zebedee their father, mending their nets; and He called them. Immediately they left the boat and their father, and followed Him. (Matthew 4:21-22)