John 6:1-4

1 After these things Jesus went over the sea of Galilee, which is the sea of Tiberias.

2 And a great multitude followed Him, because they saw His miracles which He did on them that were diseased.

3 And Jesus went up into a mountain, and there He sat with His disciples.

4 And the Passover, a feast of the Jews, was nigh.

The Sea of Galilee was named Sea of Tiberius by Herod Antipas in 20 A.D. in honor of Emperor Tiberius.

While Jesus crossed the Sea of Galilee in a boat, the crowd walked around the shore on foot (Mark 6:33).

The people liked Jesus’ miracles, but when He told them who He was, many left. From that time many of his disciples went back, and walked no more with him (John 6:66). They saw Him as a magician, but not as Messiah or Savior.

The Passover was near, but the Lamb of God to whom the Passover pointed was not wanted. The Israelites, on the first Passover, believed and feasted on lamb. Their descendants did not believe — and were spiritually hungry.

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