Scholars have noted how important the land is to understand Jesus' message.
A phrase was coined to describe the life-setting of the land as the "Fifth Gospel." Just as we have the other four Gospels - Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John - the land itself becomes the “Fifth Gospel” and profoundly speaks to us.
In the series that follows, we will explore many of the biblical stories that take place in the area surrounding the Sea of Galilee.
In each study, we will pay particular attention to the context (location and audience) of where the event is happening.
When we consider the Biblical event's location and who the intended audience is, we can often gain a deeper understanding of God's message.
For more pictures from the Sea of Galilee click here
Reference Material to help build out your library:
Bargil Pixner - With Jesus Through Galilee: According to the Fifth Gospel (Thrift Books)
Bargil Pixner - Paths of the Messiah (Thrift Books)
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Scott Broberg - I have a Masters of Divinity (MDiv) from Bethel Seminary - San Diego - Biblical Studies with and emphasis on the Old Testament.
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