Matthew 14 states: “When the disciples saw him walking on the lake, they were terrified. ‘It’s a ghost,’ they said, and cried out in fear.
“But Jesus immediately said to them: ‘Take courage! It is I. Don’t be afraid.'”
Nearly 40 years ago, the Sea of Galilee came into the spotlight after a major drought struck Israel.
Professor Meyer told Express.co.uk: “Because of a record drought in Israel in 1985 to 1986, large portions of the bed of the Sea of Galilee were suddenly exposed to the naked eye.
“Amateur archaeologists and residents of the nearby Kibbutz Ginnosar on the northwest shore of the Sea of Galilee began to explore the newly exposed lakebed in search for any artefacts like anchors and coins that might be exposed by the drought.
“They stumbled upon an impressive discovery; the faint outline of a boat buried in the mud.”