Sea of Galilee
Nazareth, Cana and Mount of Transfiguration
The Galilee region was presumably Jesus's home for at least 30 years of his life. Jesus was brought to the Galilee by his parents, Joseph and Mary, after learning of the death of Herod when they resided in Egypt.
Sea of Galilee played an important role in the early years of Christianity and has now become a pilgrimage site for many Christians. According to the Byble, Jesus lived, preached and performed miracles in the Caper Nahum and the surrounding region.
Jerusalem is revered as a holy city by half the human race. For Jews it is the city King David made the capital of his kingdom, and where the Temple stood, containing the Ark of the Covenant. For Christians, it is where Christ died, was buried and rose again, and the birthplace of the Church. For Muslims it is al-Quds (“the Holy”) because they believe Muhammad ascended to heaven from the Temple Mount during his Night Journey.
The Judean Desert is considered to be a relatively small desert as deserts go, but it contains many fascinating nature reserves, historic sites, monasteries and primeval panoramas that make it an exciting and unique place to visit.
Christian Piligrimage Tours
Many travelers to the Holy Land are restricted to a predetermined tour schedule and tend to visit sites marked by impressive churches or ancient ruins. My opinion is that many hills and valleys, towns and villages also have claim to historic fame. Bible stories take on a whole new dimension as they become real historical events that involved real people.