Have you found the Biblical Archaeology Society? Follow the link to find a wealth of treasure! I feel it is somewhat miraculous that the topic of today's email is "The Miracles of Jesus." Following on the heels of the news about the pope's declaration that Jesus was no prophet, I feel this information is sent to all of us to affirm and verify that Jesus is indeed our prophet. The article I site, Understanding Jesus' Miracles, leads us to the actual geophysical sites where some of the most beloved miracles that Jesus perfomed occurred, not for the blind man, not for Lazarus, not for him who was possessed, but for all of us...
Hezekiah, the Judahite king at that time, could see the Assyrian siege coming. Protective steps were clearly called for, especially to protect Jerusalem’s water supply. The only source of fresh water at this time was the Gihon Spring, near the floor of the adjacent Kidron Valley. So Hezekiah decided on a major engineering project—he would construct a tunnel under the ridge on which the City of David lay to bring the water of the spring to the other, less vulnerable, side of Jerusalem. It was dug by two teams of tunnelers working from opposite ends, meeting in the middle—it’s still a mystery how they managed to meet, but they did. A memorial plaque was carved in the tunnel wall to commemorate the feat—the famous Siloam Inscription, now in the Istanbul Museum (it was discovered in Ottoman times). Water flowed through the tunnel from the spring to the Pool of Siloam at the other end. It is still known as Hezekiah’s Tunnel, and it is still a thrill for tourists to walk through its 1750-foot length."
Sites such as Capernaum, the center of Jesus’ mission before he left for Jerusalem; Bethsaida, the birthplace of the apostles Andrew, Peter and Philip; Magdala, the home of Mary Magdalene; Tabga, where the miracle of the multiplication of loaves and fishes occurred; and the Sea of Galilee itself—all are places that to the Christian recall events connected with Jesus’ life, the miracles he performed and the sacred words he uttered."
(all pictures and quoted text above are from Biblical Archaeology Society)