National Geographic : 1914 Dec
THE SEA OF GALILEE Bare and drab are the hills that surround the little sea where the faith of Peter was tested. The seais,inpoint offact, asmall lake thirteen miles long and seven miles broad, the surface of whose waters is seven hundred feet lower than theMediterranean. Inthetime of Christ the shore was a continuous garden, with several cities and villages, and was a noted summer resort. The Galileans were looked upon by the Southern Jews as an ignorant and rustic folk. At the same time they were, from the religious point ofview, themost liberal-minded people of Palestine.