The Sea of Galilee, also known as the Lake of Galilee and Kinneret,is situated in the north of Israel. Much of the ministry of Jesus occurred on the shores of this lake. The Synoptic gospels of Mark (1:14–20), Matthew (4:18–22), and Luke (5:1–11) describe how Jesus recruited four of his apostles from its shores: the fishermen Simon and his brother Andrew and the brothers John and James. One of Jesus' most famous teachings, the Sermon on the Mount, was given on a hill overlooking the lake. Many of his miracles are also said to have occurred here including walking on water, calming the storm, the disciples and the boatload of fish, and feeding the five thousand. ?The lake is 209 metres below sea level and is the lowest freshwater lake on Earth. It is fed partly by underground springs although its main source is the ?flows through it from north to south.
“...I remember camping on the shores of the lake with friends when we were about 13 years old. It was a full moon night, the water was smooth and calm and there was silence all around. You could see the skyline of the hills around the lake and smell the damp of the stones by the water. It felt like a dream. Many parts of the old city of Tiberias still remain on the water’s edge making this a beautiful location to draw. I tried to make the scene look as it was thousands of years ago, when it was still a small fishing village...”