Did Jesus walk on water - or ice?

WaterJesus may not have walked on water as the Bible claims but rather skated on ice formed through a freak cold spell, a scientific study has suggested.

Rare atmospheric and water conditions could have caused ice to form on the freshwater Sea of Galilee. The research shows a period of cooler weather swept what is now northern Israel from 1,500 to 2,600 years ago. Sub-zero temperatures could have caused the formation of ice thick enough to support the weight of a man.

Partially submerged in water, the ice patches, known as "springs ice", may not have been noticed by observers standing at a distance. "Because the size of the springs ice, a person standing or walking on it would appear to a distant observer to be 'walking on water'," Prof Nof wrote in the report's conclusion.

Source: BBC
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Comments

Ann said…
Ah, but Who created the rare atmospheric and water conditions?
WordsnCollision said…
Gee... I'd try it but I'd probably get cold feet.
Spluch said…
Well, if you are a religious person, than the answer is god but for scientists, there's no answer... all this article says is that there is a chance that Jesus is walking on ice rather than water. But then again, scientists are unable to prove that unless they can travel back in time...