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Mark 9:33-37 Oh to be On His Lap

On Jesus' lap

On Jesus’ lap

Jesus and His disciples have reached Capernaum after their walk through the region of Galilee. Once they get there they go into a house. Jesus wants to discuss some of the behavior along the way.

I was trying to figure out where Jesus and the disciples started out from and how long it took them to get back to Capernaum. I was wondering how long this journey was. The beginning of the journey happened soon after Jesus, Peter, James and John joined the disciples at the foot of the mountain following Jesus’ transfiguration. So I did a little research on the location for Jesus’ transfiguration.

Not being a bible scholar myself, I turned again to the internet for some answers. I learned that there are no definite answers but only educated guesses. The location is believed to be either on Mt. Tabor or Mt. Hermon. Mt. Tabor is to the south of Capernaum by about 40-50 miles while Mt. Hermon is north by 30-40 miles. More scholars hold to the Mt. Hermon location but the Catholic Church holds to the Mt. Tabor location and has erected a monastery there known as the Basilica of the Transfiguration. Two sites I found my information from are Bible.org  and BiblePlaces.com  Read more »