Mount Arbel

Mount Arbel is on the western shores of the Sea of Galilee just north of the city of Tiberias. Rising about 1300 feet above the Plain of Gennesaret, the sharp cliffs of the mountain face make for one of the most recognizable landmarks around the sea (and also a spectacular hike!). The panorama from the top yields one of the best views of locations around the western and northern parts of the sea.

The mountain is not referred to explicitly in the Bible. However, there are several New Testament Texts that refer to a mountain/’secluded place’ somewhere near the sea (Mark 1:35; 3:13; Luke 5:16; 6:12; Matthew 14:23; 28:16). Mount Arbel would certainly be a good candidate for such a place.

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