(Photo: Michael Eisenberg)

(Photo: Michael Eisenberg)

By Israel21c Staff - September 11, 2019

A well-preserved mosaic including pictures of baskets with loaves and fish was exposed by archeologists in the “Burnt Church” of Hippos overlooking the Sea of Galilee from the east.

The depictions in the mosaic, along with the location of the church, immediately raise a connection to Jesus’ Feeding the Multitude miracle described in all four Gospels.

“There can certainly be different explanations to the descriptions of loaves and fish in the mosaic, but you cannot ignore the similarity to the description in the New Testament: for example, from the fact that the New Testament has a description of five loaves in a basket or the two fish depicted in the apse, as we find in the mosaic,” said Michael Eisenberg, head of the multinational excavation team in Hippos on behalf of the Institute of Archaeology at the University of Haifa.

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