about the Biblical significance
of the number 40.
Travels and Acts of
following summary of the travels and acts of Jesus has been
compiled from various sources, not all of which are consistent
with each other. So this summary should be viewed as an
approximation of the travels of Jesus during his last three
years on this earth. The sites in bold are among the sites we
will visit or pass nearby on the Missions to the Holy Land of
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about 30 years old
leaves from his home-town of Nazareth.
the River Jordan,
possibly near Bethany-across-the-Jordan (or Bethabara), he is
baptized by John the BaptistHe then goes in to the
to face the devil's temptation.
the River Jordan near Bethany-across-the-Jordan,
Jesus calls his first five disciples (John ).
These include Philip, Andrew, and Simon Peter all from Bethsaida
then returns north to Galilee
with his disciples,
and at a wedding in Cana,
changes the water into wine - his first recorded miracle.He continues on to
with his mother, brothers and disciples.
travels south to Jerusalem
for the Passover, where he drives the money-changers from the
for the first time.Jesus then leaves for
the countryside of Judea
where his disciples baptize believers.
He reaches Galilee,
and back in Cana
heals the official's son who lays sick in Capernaum.
to his home-town of Nazareth,
and preaches in the synagogue.
He is rejected for the first time.
moves to Capernaum
and calls his first disciples - perhaps only now to full-time
In . Capernaum
he heals the madman in the synagogue
and Peter's mother-in-law of her fever.
commences traveling throughout Galilee,
preaching and healing,
including the leper.
Returning to Capernaum
a paralyzed man is healed (Matthew 9:2; Mark 2:3; Luke )
and Jesus calls Matthewthe tax-collector to be a disciple (Matthew 9:9; Mark
south to Jerusalem
for a Jewish festival and at the
Pool of Bethesda he
heals the crippled man
Returning north to Galilee,
Jesus heals the man with the shrivelled hand
and many others.
Mount of Beatitudes,
he selects his twelve apostles
and delivers the Sermon on the Mount.
Back in Capernaum,
Jesus heals the Roman centurion's servant.
continues preaching and healing in Galilee,
and in Nain brings
the widow's son back to life
With the twelve apostles and some of his women helpers, Jesus
continues his second Galilee
He sails across the Sea of Galilee
and calms a storm.
Landing in the region of the Gerasenes
or Gadarenes (Matthew 8:28) in Gentile
Decapolis –a group
of 10 cities on the eastern frontier of the Roman Empire, one of
which was Beit Shean
(then known as Scythopolis), Jesus heals the madman in the story
of the Gadarene Swine.
across the Sea of Galilee
Jesus lands at Capernaumwhere he raises Jairus'
daughter from the dead
travels from Capernaum
to "his own native town" of Nazareth
where he is rejected for a second time.
He continues through Galilee
and sends out the twelve apostles to preach the Gospel.
The Twelve return to Capernaum
from their mission
and they go off by boat with Jesus to a quiet place.Near here is Tagbha where many say he fed the 5,000.
return across the Sea of Galilee,
Jesus waLukeing on the water to join them.
They land near the Plain
of Gennesaret and Jesus heals many people there.
From Gennesaret they
return to Capernaum
and Jesus teaches about the Bread of Life.
to the region of Tyre
where he heals the daughter of the Gentile Syrophoenician woman.
He returns to
traveling through the Decapolis.where
he heals the deaf and mute man
and feeds the 4,000 in Iturea and Trachonitis, where Peter
confesses that Jesus is the Christ.
on He travels to Caesarea Philippi
(Banias).Around this time the Transfiguration occurs on MountTabor,
to the south.. Then in Capernaum,
Jesus pays the TempleTax
with a fish.
Then to avoid the dangers in Judea,
he remains in Galilee.
for the lasttime
and heads for Jerusalemfor
the Feast of the Tabernacles in the Autumn of c AD 29.He goes by way of Samaria
where he heals the ten
but is rejected in a Samaritan village.
arrives In Jerusalem, Jesus forgives the woman caught in
and heals the blind man who is taken before the Sanhedrin.During his travels in
Jesus visits Martha and Mary in Bethany,
returning to Jerusalem
for "Hanukkah", the Feast of Dedication in December c AD29 (John
again travels to Bethany-across-the-Jordan, and into the province
and stays for a while (John )Following the death of Lazarus, Jesus returns to Bethany
and raises him (Lazarus) from the dead.
threats to his life, Jesus withdraws to Ephraim to the north of
Jerusalem.He then crosses the River Jordan and works in Perea.
There he blesses the little children
and speaks to the rich young man.
travels towards Jerusalemfor
the last time.Passing through Jericho
he heals one (or two) blind men
and converts Zacchaeus the tax collector.
the home of Lazarus, Mary and Martha, Jesus is anointed by Mary
after his entry into Jerusalem.During the Easter week, Jesus returns to Jerusalem
each day after staying overnight in Bethany
on the Mount of Olives.
thereafter he walked up the
Via Dolorosa, and
the 14 Stations of the