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Israeli Archaeologist May Have Found Where Jesus Walked on Water

Professor Shmulik Marco has uncovered a third-century mound of stones in the Sea of Galilee that may provide details of the New Testament miracle

By: Daniel Koren
Published: August 26th, 2013 in News » Israel
An artist rendering of Jesus walking on water

A land brimming with historical significance, religious affiliation, and archaeology wonderment, thousands of Jews, Christians, Muslims and the like travel each year to the Jewish homeland to get a first-hand experience of Israel's breathtaking sites and sounds in Jerusalem, the Sea of Galilee, and Nazareth, to name a few.

As archaeological sites continue to offer new explanations to questions historians have pondered since the dawn of time, one Israeli researcher/archaeologist may be able to shed light on one of the most important miracles located in the New Testament: the time Jesus Christ walked on water.

According to ISRAEL21c, Professor Shmulik Marco of Tel Aviv University has recently uncovered a third-century set of stones in the Sea of Galilee. What makes this set of stones worth discussing, however, is the theory that these exact stones are what provided Jesus with a platform of sorts, creating the illusion that he was able to walk on water, and rescue his followers.

The mound of stones itself, situated nearby the baptismal site of Jesus on the River Jordan, Israel's only freshwater lake, are massive, at 70 meters from side to side. They also, Marco told ISRAEL21c, 'certainly' pre-date Jesus.

The intriguing theory was enough for Marco to publish his findings on the stones he discovered in a journal. "Upon discovering the mound, we immediately realized that it was manmade,” he said. "But honestly, we didn’t think that we’d come across something that was that important. Going into the Sea of Galilee, we were mainly interested in the composition of the bottom of the lake, so we didn’t focus on the archeological aspect. Out of our focus range, we decided to ‘give in’ to the archeologists after significant prodding from their side."

"So we went ahead, and said let’s publish this news even if we don’t understand its meaning or importance," he adds.

Marco believes that the mound of stones arrived in the Sea of Galilee due to an earthquake, and that the news will be able to shed light on existing theories popular in the archaeological, scientific and theological communities.

He does admit, however, that undergoing additional work regarding the theory will not be easy. "The administration there is very touchy about anyone messing with the bottom of the lake," he says.

Understandably, as history dictates that the Sea of Galilee surrounded the city of Tiberias, an important religious center for Jewish scholars during the period of the Second Temple.

Marco asserts that he cannot say for certain if the location of the stones is in fact where religious doctrine claims Jesus Christ walked on water.

But he's determined to find out.

Related articles: Archaeology News, Jewish News, Jesus Christ, Walk on Water, Christian Site, Nazareth
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