Tuesday, August 03, 2021

Which is the real Bethsaida?

ARCHAEOLOGY: Has the ‘Lost City’ of the Gospels Finally Been Found? Two sites are competing for the title of the real Bethsaida. Only one can be right, one would think, and el-Araj does have a layer from the time of Jesus and the apostles – but there’s a twist to this Galilean tale (Ruth Schuster, Haaretz).

THe two contenders for the first-century site of Bethsaida are el-Araj and e-Tell. This article doesn't resolve the debate, but it does give you an idea of what has been going on at both sites. Background here and links.

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