But he was asleep (auto de ekaqeuden). Imperfect, was sleeping. Picturesque scene. The Sea of Galilee is 680 feet below the Mediterranean Sea. These sudden squalls come down from the summit of Hermon with terrific force (seismo mega) like an earthquake. Mark ( Mark 4:37 ) and Luke ( Luke 8:23 ) term it a whirlwind (lailap) in furious gusts.