The Historical Figure of Jesus Setting & Symbolism

E. P. Sanders
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Galilee is the region in which Jesus lived and taught. The main industry in Galilee was agriculture. The area was conducive to growing figs, olives, and walnuts. There was also a great deal of fishing on the Sea of Galilee, which also served as a port for ships that were carrying goods to other regions. The Sea of Galilee was quite small and often referred to as a lake. It was fed from the north by the Jordan River. To the south, the Jordan River continued and emptied into the Dead Sea.

Sanders details the habits and methods of the fishermen. The boats were typically small and manned by two or three sailors. The fish in the region were unusual and were not found in any other nearby region.

Capernaum's character was shaped by the fact that it rested on the shores of the Sea of Galilee...

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