Why the "Jesus Boat"?
You might be wondering why we are called “JesusBoat.com” – it is a curious name. Our name comes from an important archaeological discovery that was made right here in the Galilee.
In 1986 Moshe and Yuval Lufan, brothers and fishermen from Kibbutz Ginosar, discovered an ancient boat buried in the mud near the shore of the Sea of Galilee. The Lufan brothers notified the Israel Antiquities Authority and an exciting marathon archaeological excavation commenced. The fragile ancient boat was carefully extracted from the mud and brought to shore for conservation and study.
The discovery of the ancient boat rocked the archaeological and spiritual world. Never before was such an ancient vessel found so complete. Through scientific dating, the ancient boat was positively dated to the First Century C.E. Once the boat was positively dated to the time of Jesus, pilgrims from around the world flocked to view the boat which could have been the very same vessel on which Jesus sailed the Sea of Galilee. Subsequently, the Ancient Galilee Boat has come to be known as the Jesus Boat.
Now that you know what is the Jesus Boat is, let me tell you who we are. We are an on-line and retail store located in the museum which houses the Jesus Boat. We have over 2500 inspirational products at excellent prices. With over 20 years of experience providing products from the Holy Land to the world, you will get the very best Israel has to offer.
We believe it is our duty to provide a personal connection to the Holy Land for all who desire this relationship. We pride ourselves on our excellent customer service and take our customers' needs very seriously. We assist and serve our customers with love through a commitment to provide an honest shopping experience.