Contact Me
Home Img

Bethsaida

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.

.

“Danny the Digger” rating:    

Christian Interest:        

Jewish Interest:   

Children Interest:   

.

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

.

Points of Interest in the Area

capernaum-2 Capernaum
Chorazin
 domus galilaeae “Domus Galilaeae“

.

A 360 Degrees photo in front of the Biblical gate of Bethsaida