Historical Significance
  • Home to an ancient Jewish synagogue from the 4th Century CE
  • The cliffs of Arbel descend sharply down to the shore of the Sea of Galilee. The cliffs and its many caves were used as rebel hideouts in battles against Herod (1st century BC) as well as the Romans (1st century AD).
Political/Cultural Significance
  • In 1967, the area was declared a nature reserve
  • Mount Arbel offers a majestic overview of the Sea of Galilee.
Biblical Significance
  • Jesus is said to have preached and performed miracles in many of the villages that can be seen from Mount Arbel.