Ketzah is an imaginary village that is said to be located on the Northern shore of the Sea of Galilee. The Sea of Galilee, a large freshwater lake, is located in the State of Israel/Occupied Palestine. Actual towns that exist near the Northwest shore of the Sea of Galilee include Capernaum and Tabgha. The Sea of Galilee is famous in the book as well as in the real world for its biblical significance. Jesus is said to have delivered his famous Sermon on the Mount on a small hill on the Northwest shore of the Sea of Galilee. In the novel, the village of Ketzah would have most likely been located in close proximity to the location where Jesus delivered his famous sermon.