Who Do You Say I Am?: The Identity of the Messiah from Nazareth
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ABOUT THE SEVENTH SESSION - WHO DO YOU SAY I AM?: THE IDENTITY OF THE MESSIAH FROM NAZARETH
Tabgha, Caesarea Philippi, Mount Tabor, Nain.
From the Judean wilderness we will virtually go back to Galilee to stop in Tabgha, located only two miles west of Capernaum, and in antiquity an undoubtedly popular fishing spot due to the presence of its famous “seven springs” (Heptapegon in Greek) and the traditional location of several episodes in Jesus’ ministry, such as, for example, the calling of Simon Peter and Andrew, James and his brother John, the feeding of the 5,000, or one of the disciples’ encounter with the Risen Jesus of Nazareth (John 21:1-14).
From Tabgha we will virtually move 25 miles north of the Sea of Galilee at the base of Mount Hermon, where we will virtually visit Caesarea Philippi, the location of one of the largest springs feeding the Jordan River, a very fertile area that registers the presence of numerous temples built in the Hellenistic and Roman periods. This is the geographical setting of Peter’s great confession registered in Matthew 16:13. During our virtual stay in Caesarea Philippi we will have the opportunity visit the Grotto of Pan, the half-man half-goat Greek ancient of fright, the Temple area in honor of the Roman Emperor Augustus Caesar, and the sacred niches, where statues of deities were placed, among them Echo, the mountain nymph and Pan’s consort, and Hermes, Pan’s father and son of nymph Maia.
From the northern part of the Land of Israel we will go towards south, more precisely towards the eastern end of the Jezreel Valley, west of the Sea of Galilee to flavour the majestic beauty of Mt. Tabor (Jeremiah 46:18) where, according to the early Fathers of the Church such as Cyril of Jerusalem, Epiphanius, and Jerome, Jesus’ transfiguration took place.
After Mount Tabor we will visit the small village of Nain, on the northern slope of the Hill of Moreh, where Jesus of Nazareth raised a boy from the dead.
* Please, notice that each session of this series is conceived as a stand-alone unit on its own so that you can choose whether to participate in all of the sessions of this series or only in those you are interested in.
** If you are interested in participating in this online session but you are not familiar with Zoom, send us an email and we will send you our super easy guide that will show you, step by step, how to access Zoom.
- Zoom Event (March 25, 2021)$8$80$0