National Geographic : 1946 Mar
American Fighters Visit Bible Lands 313 Resting from War, American GI's Swim in the Sweet Waters of the Sea of Galilee In contrast to the oily, salty, and bitter Dead Sea (page 312), in which swimming is neither easy nor pleasant, bathing in the crystal-clear Sea of Galilee is delightful. Here, after such a storm as doused our GI's (page 316), "the disciples saw Jesus walking on the sea" (Matthew 14: 26). In this, the Lake of Gennesaret, Simon Peter made the miraculous draught of fishes. Here Simon and Andrew turned from their nets to become "fishers of men" (Luke 5: 4-11, and Matthew 4: 19). Much of Jesus' ministry was along the shores of Galilee.