Saturday, June 14, 2014

Story of the amazing archeology discovery of the Jesus Boat, Part 1

The Jesus Boat 
Pegged mortise-and-tenon joints were used to edge-join the hulls planks together and iron nails driven from the outside served to secure the frames to the hull. The boat has a fine bow and a deep site. The hull is constructed primarily of Lebanese cedar planks and oak frames, but ten other wood types have been documented in it. This may indicate a wood shortage in which the boatwright was unable to secure appropriate timber, or
perhaps the boat owner was too poor to afford it.
Wood types

Layout of the ancient boat from above showing the different species of wood used for its construction and repair.

The Story of the Boat
This is the exciting and inspirational story of the discovery, excavation and conservation of the Ancient Galilee Boat, known as the celebrated Jesus Boat. Moshe and Yuval Lufan, brothers and fishermen from Kibbutz Ginosar, discovered the Ancient Galilee Boat buried in the mud near the shore of the Sea of Galilee. The discovery of the boat rocked the archeological and spiritual world. Never before was such an ancient vessel found so complete. Once the boat was positively dated to the First Century BCE, pilgrims from around the world flocked to view the boat on which could have been the very same vessel on which Jesus sailed the Sea of Galilee. The vessel is 9 meters long, 2.5 meters wide and 1.25 meters high. It may have functioned as a ferry boat, but its measurtments also suit those used by ancient fishermen employing a seine, or dragnet, "cast into the sea" as described in Matthew 13:47-48

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