I woke up this morning when the 6-o’clock wake-up call sounded, feeling ill. Nauseas.
We left at 8am and drove to Arbel.
The others hiked up to the top, but as I was feeling ill, I stayed in the picnic area at the bottom.
Arbel has a lot of caves in the side. In 67BC, families from the town of Arbel at the food of the mountain hid in the cave from the Romans. The Romans then put themselves in crates winched down the mountain in order to pull the Jewish families out with hooks.
The families chose jumping off the cliff as a better way to die.
Then we drove to the Mount of Beatitudes.
It’s not 100% that this is where Jesus gave the Sermon on the Mount, but it’s the traditional location.
The mountain is owned by the Catholics, and four nuns live there. The run a hotel, primarily for Catholic tour groups, and they also appear to farm bananas.
Mustard grows wild on the mountain (Jesus and his object sermons). There were a lot of gum trees.
Yuval says Australians are like flies – impossible to herd. He says it’s not just us, but other nationalities stick close and listen for him to speak. He has to call out to get our attention because we wander off and look at things.