Death of Mendel Nun

Mendel Nun

Perhaps the greatest expert on the Sea of Galillee (yam kinneret) in the biblical and Second Temple period, as well as

Nun's Fishing Museum

an accomplished fisherman himself, Mendel Nun passed away yesterday at the age of 92. For years, he resided at Kibbutz Ein-Gev, on the eastern shore of the Galilee, where his fishing museum still stands.

Some of his works can be read here, and listed below are some of his books.


  • The Sea of Galilee and its fishermen in the New Testament (Kinnereth Sailing Co., 1989)
  • The land of the Gadarenes (Kibbutz Ein Gev, Sea of Galilee Fishing Museum, 1996)
  • Gergesa (Kursi) (Kinnereth Sailing Co., 1989)
  • ha- Dayig ha-Ivri ha-kadum (ha-Kibuts ha-meʼuhad, 1963)
  • Susita veEn-gev (Maʻarakhot)
  • Ancient stone anchors and net sinkers from the Sea of Galilee (Kibbutz Ein Gev Tourist Departement [sic] and Kinnereth Sailing Co., 1993)
  • Maaganim u-nemalim kedumim ba-Kineret (Ariʼel, 1987)
  • Der See Genezareth und die Evangelien. Archäologische Forschungen eines jüdischen Fischers (Brunnen-Verlag: Gießen, 2001)

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3 thoughts on “Death of Mendel Nun

      • I had the great privilege of hearing Mendal Nun lecture on the Sea of Galilee in 1987. I was on tour with a group led by Dr. James Fleming, and we were staying at the resort at Ein Gev. That lecture was one of the highlights of our tour. I am so grateful I got to meet and hear Mr. Nun. So Sorry for his passing. He will be long remembered by many.
        Thanks for the opportunity to express my admiration of Mr. Nun.
        Sincerely, Suzzanne McAfee

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