Tabgha (also known as Tabkha) or Ein Sheva in Hebrew, is a small area on the north-westerly shore of the Sea of Galilee (Kinneret in Hebrew). Tabgha is not far from the Mount of Beatitudes from where Jesus spoke his most famous sermon. In ancient times Tabgha was known as Heptapegon, meaning “Place of the Seven Springs.”  These seven springs produce warm water, increasing the production of algae which in turn attracts more fish. Fishermen have therefore flocked to this site in droves for thousands of years.
Byzantine pilgrims would also visit the Heptapegon in droves in order to rest  under the shady trees and to take advantage of the excellent fishing. In fact, tow of the three pilgrimage destinations in the area relate to abundant food- the miracle of the loaves and fishes during Jesus’ Galilean ministry and a lakeside breakfast after his resurrection.
Tabgha is a beautiful area with much to see and is a popular site for modern Christian pilgrims with Capernaum to the north and the Galilee Boat to the south.



Categories : Attractions

Charlotte Noris

Hello reader. My name is Charlotte Noris and I am sure that you will definitely enjoy my blog. Do you know why? All because on the pages you will see bright and colorful photos, as well as useful information. My husband and I are freelancers, so we can travel at any time of the year. For myself, I most often plan tours in advance, but it also happens that the trip turns out to be spontaneous when I see an interesting place and a nice price. At the age of 35, I have visited more than 30 countries and do not plan to stop there. I want to visit all continents and the most secret corners of our planet.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *