Breaking the Rules — A Contest

At a site in Israel, where this picture was taken, Jesus and/or his disciples broke both of these rules.

SignWhere is this place and what happened there?  Record your answer in the comment section.  The first to get it correct will receive a copy of my The Essential Bible Atlas.

Contest closes Wednesday 12:00 noon CDT.


7 responses to “Breaking the Rules — A Contest

  1. The Primacy of Peter on the Sea of Galilee.

  2. Richard K. Osborn

    Dear Dr. Rasmussen,
    Thank you so much for all of the work you have put into this website.
    I saw this sign (or one very much like it) a few weeks ago on the western shore of the Sea of Galilee, near Tabgha. The two mornings we were there, my wife and I read and attempted to relive the events which happened there, as recorded in John chapter 21.
    Blessings from Jerusalem,
    Richard K. Osborn

  3. Richard K. Osborn

    Jesus and His disciples “broke the rules” in these two ways:
    The sign says no swimming, but Peter swam from the boat to the shore.
    The sign says no cooking, but the resurrected Lord Jesus cooked a fish breakfast for His disciples.

  4. Well, Mr. Osborn, being the early riser that he is, beats me with what I consider to be the correct answer. In John 21, we read that some of the disciples were fishing on the Sea of Galilee. Jesus, after His resurrection, appeared at the water’s edge of the Galilee and had built a fire for the purpose of preparing a fish breakfast for the disciples. Peter, upon recognizing his Lord on shore, put on his clothes and swam to Jesus. The modern day sign in the photograph brings to mind the common, ordinary activities and symbols found throughout Israel and in God’s Word that bring us to a message that makes the land and the Word alive. Interesting, isn’t it, that Peter ‘put on’ his clothes to swim to Jesus. He was so anxious to see His Lord that he didn’t want to wait for the boat to deliver him to the shore.

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