Tag Archives: Sea of Galilee

The ‘Jesus Boat’ on Display

I saw this a few years after it was discovered– in a completely plain and dull room at a kibbutz. It’s really quite amazing.

1234937_10151857531564795_1317532474_nKen Dark of the University of Reading says that the well-known “the Sea of Galilee boat,” a 2,000-year-old boat discovered in 1986 and housed in the Yigal Alon Museum, had come from the shores of this town. Other artifacts, such as weights and stone anchors, suggest an involvement with fishing. Limestone vessels often associated with Jewish purity practices during the Roman period were unearthed, in addition to an altar made of light-gray limestone that may have been used by polytheists. “This settlement may have contained masonry buildings, some with mosaic floors and architectural stonework,” Dark wrote in the journal Palestine Exploration Quarterly.

And more.  Via Tom Bolin on the fb.

Oh Gross: More ‘Boozing it Up Makes You Do Stupid Things’ – The GOP Congressman Edition

English: Official portrait of US congressman K...

At least one GOP congressman who couldn’t walk on water decided to go skinny dipping in the Sea of Galilee instead. A group of Republican congressmen, aides and family members boozed it up and cooled off in the lake—one of them nude—during an official fact-finding trip to the Holy Land last year, according to witnesses. The FBI launched an investigation into the hijinks that involved a skinny-dipping Rep. Kevin Yoder of Kansas, reports Politico. “After dinner I followed some members of Congress in a spontaneous and very brief dive into the sea, and, regrettably, I jumped into the water without a swimsuit,” Yoder said in a statement. He apologized for any “embarrassment I have caused for my colleagues and constituents.”

Gross.