Barb Nicolosi Reports: The Mount of the Beatitudes Print
Written by Sherry   
Wednesday, 11 April 2007 07:56
Check out Barbara Nicolosi's great pictures and fascinating experiment on the Mount of the Beatitudes. How could Jesus have spoken to 5,000 people without a microphone? Turns out there's a natural amphitheatre on the mount where you don't have to shout to be heard far away.

I've been there. Had the wonderful privilege of walking around the Sea of Galilee from Tiberius to Capernum because it was Shabbat and no public transportation was available. Through showers and banana plantations. Accumulating a ton of Galilean mud on my sandles and really understanding for the first time something of what it was like for Jesus to hike from town to town and why washing one's feet after traveling was such a big deal. Spent the night at Tubgha, near the little shrine to Peter's primacy.

The most memorial moment: stumbling upon ruins amid the bananas and reading a sign in three languages: English, Arabic, and Hebrew: "This is the site of Magda, the home of Mary Magdalene.

It is exceedingly lovely and moving. Go if you have the chance.