Jesus the ice-skater


As if things weren’t bad enough, what with the Gospel of Judas grabbing all the headlines this Easter week, a group of American grey-beards are now claiming that Jesus didn’t walk on water, but instead, simply had a merry jaunt across some hard-to-see ice…fish on cross better 006.jpg

Doron Nof, professor of Oceanography at Florida State University, and colleagues report in the April issue of the Journal of Paleolimnology (the study of prehistoric lakes), that a rare combination of water and atmospheric conditions in northern Israel could have led to the formation of “springs ice” on the surface of the Sea of Galilee, now known as Lake Kinneret.
Nof’s team examined the dynamics of a small section of Lake Kinneret comprising about 10,000 square feet near the salty springs that empty into it. Currently, ice may form there only once every thousand years.

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Damien DeBarra was born in the late 20th century and grew up in Dublin, Ireland. He now lives in London, England where he shares a house with four laptops, three bikes and a large collection of chairs.