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By the Reverend Sally S. Weaver
In the Gospel reading we just heard it says that Jesus and the disciples are near Caesarea Philippi.
So above is a map that shows all of Israel. You can see where Jerusalem is, that’s where Jesus dies and rises from the dead. Jesus is from north of there, from a region called Galilee. Here’s a larger map of that region, which shows you Nazareth where Jesus grew up and the Sea of Galilee. In this story Jesus and the disciples are 25 miles north in the town of Caesarea Philippi. Today the town is called Banias.
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