Jesus spent a large percentage of His public ministry in the area around the Sea of Galilee. In one such passage, we read:

And when they had crossed over, they came to land at Gennesaret. And when the men of that place recognized him, they sent around to all that region and brought to him all who were sick and implored him that they might only touch the fringe of his garment. And as many as touched it were made well. - Matthew 14:34-36

The Plain of Gennesaret from the Mount of Beatitudes.This location is sometimes referred to as the Plain at Gennesaret and is located on the northwestern edge of the Sea of Galilee. Because of the surrounding terrain, water flows down from the nearby hills into this area making it a very fertile location for the growing of crops. In the First Century AD, there were a number of small communities in the area such as Magdala and possibly Dalmanutha.

The picture at the top of this post shows part of the Plain at Gennesaret from the Sea of Galilee. Mount Arbel is on the left with the Galilean hills in the background. (NOTE: If you are reading this post from an email, you need to click on the title to see this post online.)