#mountofbeatitudes This is where Jesus preached the sermon of the beatitudes. Some depictions have Him above the crowd. He was actually below on the level part where the yellow blossoms are, while the crowd sat on the sides of the hill. With the natural curved amphitheater and the wind coming off the Sea of Galilee behind Him, He could speak very calmly and thousands would hear Him very well. They use to allow tourists to sit on the hill and have a priest read the Beatitudes calmly like Christ did to show how it worked, but they've fenced it off now to preserve the hill side.