Carl Rasmussen and his group encountered a wild boar pack at Caesarea Philippi. See his photos and note his Bible comments.
HT: Todd Bolen
On a recent trip to Israel our student group was preparing our lunch at the picnic grounds on the site of Banias (NT Caesarea Philippi—think Peter’s confession of Jesus as the Christ/Messiah—Matthew 16:16 and gospel parallels). Looking up from our lunch, much to my surprise I saw a herd of about 15 wild boar near another picnic table close to us (adults plus young ones)!! During my 15 years in Israel I had never seen a wild boar in the wild and here we were IN a Jewish national park and there they were!
When we tried to approach them (bad move) they made aggressive moves towards us—in fact some of the students had to run away! Their aggressiveness was evidently known to the Psalmist who wrote that God’s people were like a…
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