Island emerges from Sea of Galilee – called messianic sign
The emergence of a new island near the southern end of the Sea of Galilee, due to a dramatic drop in water levels, is the latest evidence of the drought that has hit Israel, and – according to some – fulfillment of Jewish prophecy of the coming of the Messiah.
The current water level in the lake, associated with the ministry and miracles of Jesus, is at 700.04 feet below sea level, according to a recent announcement by the Sea of Galilee’s Kinneret Authority. It is considered at full capacity when the level is at 685.38 feet below sea level.
“The Sea of Galilee’s water line has dropped by a meter and two centimeters (40 inches) since the beginning of the summer,” said Pinchas Green of the Kinneret Authority. “The waterline is currently very low, lower than the lower red-line threshold. The lack of water was felt really early this year. We all need to pray for a really rainy summer this year.”