Map of Upper Galilee
for Print) (Freely Distributed)
Map of the Upper
Galilee Region in Ancient Israel
This map includes some of the
geographical locations within the ancient Galilee region in Israel.
According to Josephus, Galilee was divided naturally into two
regions divided by a very steep 2000 foot slope.
The hills and mountains in Upper
Galilee were 3000 to 4000 feet above sea level, while the Lower Galilee hills
were about 2000 feet above sea level. The large to smaller hills come down sort of
like a staircase. The valley formed an
easy path to the Sea of Galilee, especially to the north side of the
Sea where Capernaum was located. Upper Galilee had many forests and
difficult terrain, and it was more typical for people to live in the
Lower Galilee region.
The Bible Mentions a lot Concerning
- This beginning of miracles did Jesus in Cana of Galilee,
and manifested forth his glory; and his disciples believed on him.
1 Kings 9:11 - ([Now]
Hiram the king of Tyre had furnished Solomon with cedar trees and
fir trees, and with gold, according to all his desire,) that then
king Solomon gave Hiram twenty cities in the land of Galilee.
- Others said, This is the Christ. But some said, Shall Christ come
out of Galilee?
15:29 - In the days of Pekah king of Israel came
Tiglathpileser king of Assyria, and took Ijon, and Abelbethmaachah,
and Janoah, and Kedesh, and Hazor, and Gilead, and Galilee,
all the land of Naphtali, and carried them captive to Assyria.
- Now in the fifteenth year of the reign of Tiberius Caesar, Pontius
Pilate being governor of Judaea, and Herod being tetrarch of
Galilee, and his brother Philip tetrarch of Ituraea and of
the region of Trachonitis, and Lysanias the tetrarch of Abilene,
- And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the
city of Nazareth, into Judaea, unto the city of David, which is
called Bethlehem; (because he was of the house and lineage of
- Which also said, Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye
gazing up into heaven? this same Jesus, which is taken up from you
into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go
Chronicles 6:76 - And out of the tribe of Naphtali; Kedesh
in Galilee with her suburbs, and Hammon with her
suburbs, and Kirjathaim with her suburbs.
21:32 - And out of the tribe of Naphtali, Kedesh in
Galilee with her suburbs, [to be] a city of refuge for the
slayer; and Hammothdor with her suburbs, and Kartan with her
suburbs; three cities.
- Nevertheless the dimness [shall] not [be] such as [was] in her
vexation, when at the first he lightly afflicted the land of Zebulun
and the land of Naphtali, and afterward did more grievously afflict
[her by] the way of the sea, beyond Jordan, in Galilee
of the nations.
4:23 - And Jesus went about all Galilee,
teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the
kingdom, and healing all manner of sickness and all manner of
disease among the people.
- And they appointed Kedesh in Galilee in mount
Naphtali, and Shechem in mount Ephraim, and Kirjatharba, which [is]
Hebron, in the mountain of Judah.
4:15 - The land of Zabulon, and the land of Nephthalim, [by]
the way of the sea, beyond Jordan, Galilee of the
- Then when he was come into Galilee, the Galilaeans
received him, having seen all the things that he did at Jerusalem at
the feast: for they also went unto the feast.
- And again, departing from the coasts of Tyre and Sidon, he came
unto the sea of Galilee, through the midst of the
coasts of Decapolis.
2:22 - But when he heard that Archelaus did reign in Judaea
in the room of his father Herod, he was afraid to go thither:
notwithstanding, being warned of God in a dream, he turned aside
into the parts of Galilee:
- And it came to pass on a certain day, as he was teaching, that
there were Pharisees and doctors of the law sitting by, which were
come out of every town of Galilee, and Judaea, and
Jerusalem: and the power of the Lord was [present] to heal them.
- Then had the churches rest throughout all Judaea and Galilee
and Samaria, and were edified; and walking in the fear of the Lord,
and in the comfort of the Holy Ghost, were multiplied.
4:18 - And Jesus, walking by the sea of Galilee,
saw two brethren, Simon called Peter, and Andrew his brother,
casting a net into the sea: for they were fishers.
- And when a convenient day was come, that Herod on his birthday
made a supper to his lords, high captains, and chief [estates] of
- There were together Simon Peter, and Thomas called Didymus, and
Nathanael of Cana in Galilee, and the [sons] of
Zebedee, and two other of his disciples.
- After this man rose up Judas of Galilee in the days
of the taxing, and drew away much people after him: he also
perished; and all, [even] as many as obeyed him, were dispersed.
19:1 - And it came to pass, [that] when Jesus had finished
these sayings, he departed from Galilee, and came into
the coasts of Judaea beyond Jordan;
- So Jesus came again into Cana of Galilee, where he
made the water wine. And there was a certain nobleman, whose son was
sick at Capernaum.
- After these things Jesus walked in Galilee: for he
would not walk in Jewry, because the Jews sought to kill him.
4:25 - And there followed him great multitudes of people
from Galilee, and [from] Decapolis, and [from]
Jerusalem, and [from] Judaea, and [from] beyond Jordan.
28:7 - And go quickly, and tell his disciples that he is
risen from the dead; and, behold, he goeth before you into
Galilee; there shall ye see him: lo, I have told you.
- And it came to pass in those days, that Jesus came from Nazareth
of Galilee, and was baptized of John in Jordan.
- And in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God unto a
city of Galilee, named Nazareth,
- And Jesus returned in the power of the Spirit into Galilee:
and there went out a fame of him through all the region round about.
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