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The Winegorwer House Read More

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Winegrower House Reconstruction Read More

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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.

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wikipe Bethsaida on Wikipedia
tripadvisor Bethsaidah on Tripadvisor
Google + logo Bethsaida on Google +
google-maps Bethsaida on Google Maps
Chrome-Icon Bethsaida Excavations website
Chrome-Icon Bethsaida in my “Archaeology of Christian Sites” article Series

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Points of Interest in the Area

capernaum-2 Capernaum
 A view of the interior of the ancient synagogue at Chorazin.  Chorazin
 domus galilaeae “Domus Galilaeae“

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