Mount of Beatitudes

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Mount of Beatitudes, seen from Capernaum
Roman Catholic chapel at Mount of Beatitudes
Mosaic floor beside the church

The Mount of Beatitudes (Hebrew: Har HaOsher הר האושר) refers to a hill in northern Israel where Jesus is believed to have delivered the Sermon on the Mount.

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The traditional location for the Mount of Beatitudes is on the north western shore of the Sea of Galilee, between Capernaum and Gennesaret (Ginosar). The actual location of the Sermon on the Mount is not certain, but the present site (also known as Mount Eremos) has been commemorated for more than 1600 years. The site is very near Tabgha. Other suggested locations have included the nearby Mount Arbel, or even the Horns of Hattin.

History[edit]

A Byzantine church was erected near the current site in the 4th century, and it was used until the 7th century. Remains of a cistern and a monastery are still visible. The current Roman Catholic Franciscan chapel was built in 1938.

Pope John Paul II celebrated a Mass at this site in March 2000. The Jesus Trail pilgrimage route connects the Mount to other sites from the life of Jesus.

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Coordinates: 32°52′56.04″N 35°33′18.61″E / 32.8822333°N 35.5551694°E / 32.8822333; 35.5551694