Bethsaida (Aramaic: “Home of the Fishermen”), is known from the New Testament as the home of Philip, Andrew, and Peter (John 1:44).
Jesus visited the site at least once (Mark 8:22-26), but later he cursed it (Matthew 21:22). The curse was apperently so effective that even the location of the city is not certain today.
Since 1987 Israeli archaeologist Dr. Rami Arav is excavating the site “Et-Tell” and he suggest it is ancient Bethsaida.
Though not certain, Et-Tell bears quite a few interesting finds, and is worth a visit.
|Bethsaida on Wikipedia|
|Bethsaidah on Tripadvisor|
|Bethsaida on Google +|
|Bethsaida on Google Maps|
|Bethsaida Excavations website|
|Bethsaida in my “Archaeology of Christian Sites” article Series|
Points of Interest in the Area
A 360 Degrees photo in front of the Biblical gate of Bethsaida