The place of the Restored Boat of Jesus is situated on the riff of the Sea of Galilee, we are close to other places: the Church of the Beatitudes or the White Synagogue in Capernaum. The team of 360HolyPlaces™ filmed for you this place in Virtual Reality.
The remains of the boat of the Jesus boat believed to that of a typical fisherman’s boat from the centuries. Covered with mud that has helped in its preservation, the boat is found to be the holy and sacred place. Jesus was born in the city of Bethlehem and grew up in Nazareth where it was near the Sea of Galilee, and since the river Jordan had a source from the sea, there was plenty of oxygen in the water and thus led to more fish. This made Jesus a fisherman which he also taught his disciples how to be good fishermen. Having been discovered in the 90s, the boat has been preserved as it is believed to have been used by Jesus and also presumed that it was the place where Apostles Peter and Andrew were working on the said boat when God called them.
In 1986 two brothers from Kibbutz Ginosar discovered the Galilee Boat when a severe drought resulted in the 10Vl ring of the waters of the Sea of Galilee.The vessel had been buried i , and thus protected by, the seabed’s sediments. The Israel Antiquities Authority, assisted by many volunteers, rescued the boat in a remarkable eleven-day excavation. Excavators packaged the weak and waterlogged hull in a cocoon of fiberglass and polyurethane foam, and then successfully floated it to the nearby Galilee’s Miracles Centre, where underwent an extensive, carefully monitored, eleven- yearlong conservation process in a specially- built pool. To conserve it, the boat was submerged in a solution of heated polyethylene glycol. This synthetic wax replaced the water in the wood cells. The hull was then allowed to dry slowly and cleaned of excess wax, thus allowing for its present exhibition in an atmosphere-controlled museum environment. The boat is preserved to a length of 8.2 meters, a breadth of 2.3 meters and a height of 1.2 meters
It is built in the typical ancient Mediterranean ‘shell- based’ construction, employing pegged mortise-and-tenon joints to edge-join the planking. iron nails hold the frames to the hull. Numerous repairs, the reuse of timbers and a multiplicity of wood types (12) evident in the hull, suggest that this vessel had a long work life and an owner of meager means. based on several criteria, the Galilee Boat is firmly dated to the first centuries BCE -CEo An analyses of crew sizes, suggests that this is the type of boat referred to in the Gospels, in use among Jesus’ Disciples, as well as that used by the Jews against the Romans in the nautical Battle of Migdal in CE 67. This humble vessel is thus, a remarkable porthole into the past providing a clearer view of the Galilean seafaring that forms the backdrop to both Jesus’ ministry and the Battle of Migdal. In February 2000, fourteen years after its excavation, the boat moved to its permanent home, in a new wing of the Galilee’s Miracles Centre, which is devoted to the story of man in the Galilee.
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