Jezreel Valley / Periods: Roman, Byzantine, Arabic, Crusader.

On Mount Tabor, northern Israel, it is the Church of the Transfiguration which is a Franciscan church. According to tradition, this is the place where the Transfiguration of Christ took place, an event in the Gospels in which Jesus is seen surrounded on both sides by Moses and Elijah. To the west we have other places of pilgrimage: the Church of The Christ and the Coptic Orthodox Church of the Annunciation.

The church is part of a Franciscan monastery complex that was completed more or less around 1923 by the architect Antonio Barluzzi. On the 360 ​​degree images that our team have taken, we can see the ruins of an ancient Byzantine church and a 12th century church during the cruises. There is also a Greek Orthodox church located on Mount Tabor. The Church of Transfiguration has three caves belonging to the church of the Crusaders. These are three chapels built by Peter as a gift for Jesus Moses and Elijah. The chapel of Christ is to the east of the church, that of Elias to the south and finally that of Moses to the north. We also observe a splendid mosaic on the roof and clad in gold. It represents the Transfiguration.

According to tradition, the Transfiguration of Jesus is an event reported by the synoptic gospels in which Jesus is transfigured on a mountain. Jesus becomes radiant, speaks with Moses and Elijah, and is called “Son” of God. The transfiguration placed Jesus above Moses and Elijah, the two pre-eminent figures of Judaism. It must be known that several mountains have been reported as being the place of the Transfiguration, as Mount Hermon. However, Mount Tabor is closer to the center of Jesus’ activities and, therefore, has made it the site of the transfiguration of Christ

This Holy Place was filmed in virtual reality 360 ° which you can visualize by clicking the video below.

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