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from the city . . . According to the bath-keeper, there are four springs . . . The water, as it issues from the ground, is too hot to bear the hand in it . . . the taste is excessively salt and bitter, like heated sea-water; there is also a strong smell of sulphur . . . Irby and Mangles speak of a wall beyond the springs running from the lake to the mountain's side ; they regard it as the fortification of Vespasian's camp, which is not improbable ... These baths are regarded as efficacious in rheumatic complaints, and in cases of debility ; and are visited principally in July by people from all parts of Syria ... The products of the vegetable kingdom around Tiberias are not unlike those near Jericho ; but plants of a more southern clime are here less predominant. Scattered palm-trees are seen ; and further north, at least around Mejdel, the thorny Nůbk appears again ; as also the Oleander .
The usual productions of the fields are wheat, barley, millet, tobacco, melons, grapes, and a few vegetables. The melons raised along the shores of the Lake of Tiberias, are said to be of the finest quality, and to be in great demand at Akka and Damascus, where that fruit ripens nearly a month later . . . Around Tiberias, black basaltic stones are found scattered on the surface of the ground indeed the walls and houses of Tiberias are in part built of them. Towards the north end of the lake they thickly cover the ground in some places Robinson's Researches, vol. iii. pp. 253–266.
SHORES OF TIBERIAS, OR CHINNEROTH, AND
LAND OF GENNESARETH.
“ And Jesus walking by the sea of Galilee, saw two brethren, Simon called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea (for they were fishers). And he saith unto them, Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men. And they straightway left their nets
from Robinsons Biblical Researches
Scale of English Miles
et Tak Khan Jubb Yusuf Tell Humo
đá Cub Rubuduyeho
(Lake of Tiberias,
от Genne s areth, Kul'at Ibn Mann i Hamam Magdalael Medel
or Sea of Galilee) Beth Aruar
and followed him. And going on from thence, he saw other two brethren, James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother, in a ship with Zebedee their father, mending their nets : and he called them. And they immediately left the ship and their father, and followed him.”—Matthew iv. 18, &c. (Mark i. 16–18 )
“ And Jesus ... came nigh unto the sea of Galilee ; and went up into a mountain, and sat down there. And great multitudes came unto him, having with
them those that were lame, blind, dumb, maimed, and many others, and cast them down at Jesus' feet; and he healed them ... Then Jesus called his disciples unto him, and said, I have compassion on the multitude, because they continue with me now three days, and have nothing to eat : and I will not send them away fasting, lest they faint in the way. And his disciples say unto him, Whence should we have so much bread in the wilderness, as to fill so great a multitude ?
And Jesus saith unto them, How many loaves have ye? And they said, Seven, and a few little fishes. And he commanded the multitude to sit down on the ground. And he took the seven loaves and the fishes, and gave thanks, and brake them, and gave to his disciples, and the disciples to the multitude. And they did all eat, and were filled : and they took up of the broken meat that was left seven baskets full. And they that did eat were four thousand men, beside women and children. And he sent away the multitude, and took ship, and came into the coasts of Magdala.”—Matthew xv. 29-end.
“ And when they were gone over, they came into the land of Gennesaret.”—Matthew xiv. 3+. (Mark vi. 53.)
MAGDALA. (MEJDEL.) “ AND (Jesus) sent away the multitude, (after they had been miraculously fed,) and took ship, and came into the coasts of Magdala.”—Matthew xv. 39.
“... Mary, called Magdalene, out of whom went seven devils.”—Luke viii. 2. (Luke xxiv. 10; John xx. 1, 18.)
CAPERNAUM. (KHÂN MINYEH.) “ And leaving Nazareth (Jesus) came and dwelt in Capernaum, which is upon the sea-coast, in the borders of Zabulon and Nephthalim.”—Matthew iv. 13.
“ And when Jesus was entered into Capernaum, there came unto him a centurion, beseeching him, and saying, Lord, my servant lieth at home sick of the palsy, grievously tormented. And Jesus saith unto him, I will come and heal him.”—Matthew viii. 5.
“ And thou, Capernaum, which art exalted unto hearen, shalt be brought down to hell; for if the mighty works which have been done in thee, had been done in