SECTION 1

Phoenicia and Galilee


The two captions of Phoenicia had been noticed, towards the northern wall of the church even before the discovery of the Map... All we can see of what was Galilee is a small fragment of mountain with two uncaptioned vignettes and one more vignette accompanied with the caption Agbaron. (more)




The two captions of Phoenicia had been noticed, towards the northern wall of the church even before the discovery of the Map.
The first refers to the city of Sarephtha which is an extensive village where a child was resuscitated that day by the prophet Elijah (1Kings 17, 9-24).
The second caption, accompanied with representation of a boat at sea, is the text of the benediction which is imparted by the dying Jacob upon the leader of the tribe of Zebulon, lives by the shore of the sea, he has Sidon close by him (Gen 49, 13).
Both toponyms refer to the territory of the Great Sidon, the northernmost city pertaining to the land of Canaan which land was divided amongst the twelve tribes of Israel (Gen 49,28).
All we can see of what was Galilee is a small fragment of mountain with two uncaptioned vignettes and one more vignette accompanied with the caption Agbaron. This place has been identified with the village of Akraba north of Nazareth in Lower Galilee.
(Michele Piccirillo)




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