Located on a small hill overlooking the Sea of Galilee,
and built on the traditional site of Jesus' delivery of the Sermon on the mount,
Pilgrims are known to have commemorated this site since at least the 4th century.
In her itinerary of the Holy Land after describing the Church of the loaves and Fishes,
The pilgrim Egeria (c.381) writes, "Near there on a mountain is the cave to which the Savior climbed and spoke the Beatitudes.