Where Did Jesus Deliver his Sermon on the Mount? - Drive Thru History


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"Even among non-Christians, there is general consensus that Jesus' Sermon on the Mount is the greatest moral discourse ever given.

Is there such consensus on the location of Jesus' Sermon on the Mount?

The domed Church of the Beatitudes (left in the photo) atop the hill rising out the Sea of Galilee/Lake of Gennesaret (far right) is claimed to be the location of Jesus' Sermon on the Mount, which is also called the Beatitudes. While that is possible (see below), this location has less evidence than those that support the location of Jesus' Tomb and Golgotha where Jesus was crucified.

What we do know from the Bible about the location of the Sermon on the Mount is that it was a mountain near the Lake of Gennesaret and Capernaum, the fishing town on the northern shore of the Lake of Gennesaret. Since a location northeast of Lake of Gennesaret is likely to have referenced Bethsaida, which is the fishing town near Capernaum but east of it, the location of the Sermon on the Mount is likely to have been northwest of the Lake of Gennesaret.

How were "great multitudes" (Matthew 4:25) able to hear Jesus' Sermon on the Mount?.. from the article: Sermon on the Mount Location



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