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Galilee Boat

Galilee Boat

Galilee Boat

Galilee Boat (Yigal Alon Center, Kibbutz Ginosar, Galilee) – in 1986, two fishermen, who surveyed a drought-dried shore of the Sea of Galilee, found what turned out to be an ancient vessel that’s over 2,000 years old (measuring 9 meters long, 2.5 meters wide and 1.25 meters high). Scholars note that it was both a ferry and fishing boat that may have even been used by those fighting the Romans. Since its restoration, over a million Christians have been drawn to it, with some of them nicknaming it the “Jesus boat” (even though Jesus was heavily associated with the Sea of Galilee, and both he and many of his disciples were fishermen, there’s no proof that he actually fished in it). Nevertheless, the Galilee Boat is now displayed at the Yigal Alon Center (Kibbutz Ginosar). This is still a worthy stop for Christians and other tourists on their way to the Sea of Galilee. See the Center’s website for details: https://bet-alon.co.il