Tourist tip #207 / Church of the Multiplication in Tabgha
This is believed to be the site where Jesus fed throngs after loaves and fishes miraculously multiplied; the Benedictine church on site is home to eye-catching mosaics.
There is a good reason, cynics say, why many Christian holy sites are so close to each other, especially around the Sea of Galilee. In the early Christian centuries, local tour guides apparently charged pilgrims per site. Each scriptural locale had its price – who knows, perhaps there were even "package deals"? What unscrupulous tour guide would spend hours trekking to some better-documented but...
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