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Bath House at a Pilgrimage site? (2002)

Between the council of Nicaea in 325CE and the Muslim conquest 638 CE, the Land of Israel, then known as “Terra Sancta”—the holy land—flourished as a pilgrimage center for Christians from all over the Roman-Byzantine Empire. Pilgrims traveled long distances, by land and sea, yearning…

Biblical Stele Found in Bethsaida (2000)

Since 1991 Dr. Rami Arav is conducting excavations in Bethsaida, a tell on the north shore of the Sea of Galilee. Bethsaida is mentioned in the Gospels more often than any other city, except Capernaum and Jerusalem. Bethsaida was the home of Peter, Andrew and Phillip (John 1:44, 12:21). It is near…