Sea of Galilee now more than 701 feet below sea level

Arutz Sheva reports that the Sea of Galilee fell 20 centimeters last month.

Despite several periods of rain during the month, the Kinneret’s level fell 20 centimeters [7.87 inches] in October, the Hydrological Service of the Israel Water Authority said Tuesday. The lake’s level is now 213.88 [701.71 ft.] meters below sea level. According to the Service, the Kinneret lost 72 centimeters [28.35 in.] between July and September.

A lone fisherman on the Sea of Galilee at sunrise. View east. Photo by Ferrell Jenkins.

A lone fisherman on the Sea of Galilee at sunrise. View east. Photo by Ferrell Jenkins.

The Sea of Gailee/Kinneret played an important role in the ministry of Christ and His disciples.

When He heard that John had been arrested, He withdrew into Galilee. He left Nazareth behind and went to live in Capernaum by the sea, in the region of Zebulun and Naphtali. This was to fulfill what was spoken through the prophet Isaiah: Land of Zebulun and land of Naphtali, along the sea road, beyond the Jordan, Galilee of the Gentiles! The people who live in darkness have seen a great light, and for those living in the shadowland of death, light has dawned. From then on Jesus began to preach, “Repent, because the kingdom of heaven has come near!” (Matthew 4:12-17 CSB)

HT: Biblical Paths.

2 responses to “Sea of Galilee now more than 701 feet below sea level

  1. Pingback: Kinneret Bot | Ferrell's Travel Blog

  2. Awesome pic! And to think Jesus walked even on that water!

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