David Harris

ON THE COVER: Scattered fishing boats turn toward shore as dusk falls on the Sea of Galilee. For thousands of years, fishing vessels have plied Israel’s only freshwater lake. But until recently, no one knew the precise location of ancient harbors. In “Ports of Galilee,” Mendel Nun explains how archaeological exploration, a three-year drought and his keen eye have helped him rediscover the harbors where Jesus’ disciples one docked their boats, sorted their catch and mended their nets.