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Tabgha Galilee Loaves & Fish Church of Multiplication

Tabgha-Church-Fish and Loaves-mosaic picture

Tabgha, located in the northwest shore of Lake Kineret, the sea of the Galilee, is one of the Christian Holy Land main sites presents another fascinating miracle by Jesus Christ. Tabgha in Arabic Al-Tabigha, in Hebrew Ein Sheva = עין שבע which means The 7 springs. Tabgha is the traditional site of Jesus miracle of multiplication of the loaves and fish near the Sea of the Galilee.
“And when he had taken the five loaves and the two fishes, he looked up to heaven, and blessed, and brake the loaves, and gave them to his disciples to set before them; and the two fishes divided he among them all.  And they did all eat, and were filled. And they took up twelve baskets full of the fragments, and of the fishes. And they that did eat of the loaves were about five thousand men”. (Mark 6: 30-44)


The multiplication of the Loaves and Fish at Tabgha Holy land of Israel Sea of Galilee have inspired worldwide Christian, Pilgrimage crusades and Jesus Christ followers for decades, Tabgha  Fish and Loaves Mosaic is a famous Christian symbol appears in pictures, songs and scripts. Tabgah Mosaic is most famous thanks to the Church of Multiplication of the loaves and fish also known as the Church of Multiplication or Tabgha Church in the Galilee.

Tabgha Church of Galilee in the Bible and Gospel:

Fish and Loaves Tabgha Holy Land Souvenir

According to Mark Jesus and the disciples searched for a quite remote peaceful place but the big crowd from the surrounding Galilee villages and towns recognized them and followed them. The hour was late and five thousand people where far from any village or food and so Jesus miraculously multiplied five loaves and two fish – “And they did all eat, and were filled. And they took up twelve baskets full of the fragments, and of the fishes”

Fish and Loaves Miracle is a key motive in Armenian Ceramic art and Crafts.

Tabgha Church at the Sea of the Galilee attractions and what to see:

  • The Tabgha Multiplication Church is famous thanks to the fantastic preserved ancient Christian Fish and Loaves mosaic, Tabgha Church is modern but stands on the ruins of 4th Century Church which traditionally believed to be the site of the multiplication miracle.
  • Part of the beautiful ancient Tabgha mosaic reveals birds and plants and it is preserved in such a great condition that it is actually possible to identify the animal and birds species.  The Tabgha Mosaic is the earliest known example of a figured Mosaic in Galilee, Holyland and Christian art.
  • Fish and Loaves Crafts and Ceramic Art is one of the Holy Land’s bestselling souvenirs.

Tabgha at the Sea of the Galilee Map:

This Holy Land Galilee map present main attractions and Christian sites in the Galilee and the Sea of Galilee shore, Tabgha Church, Beit Tsaida, Capernaum (Kfar Nahum), Saint Peter Church, Ginosar, Tiberias and key roads in the Galilee area.

Tabgha Sea of Galilee Holy Land Map

Fish and Loaves Miracle is a key motive in Armenian Ceramic art and Crafts.

Fish and Loaves Ceramic vase jug


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