Bethsaida


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Bethsaida

(bĕth-sā`ĭdə) [Heb.,=house of the fisher], in the Gospels, birthplace of Jesus' disciples Peter, Andrew, and Philip. Herod Philip (4 B.C.–A.D. 33) is said to have renamed it Julias after the daughter of Augustus, who died in 2 B.C. Some identify Bethsaida with the Julias just E of the Jordan and N of the Sea of Galilee (Lake Tiberius); others would place it on the eastern shore of the lake; still others suppose two Bethsaidas. Archaeologists began excavating the site on the eastern shore of the lake in 1995.

Bethsaida

a ruined town in N Israel, near the N shore of the Sea of Galilee
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The discoveries are consistent with the report of Josephus Flavius, a first-century historian who wrote that Roman King Philip Herod converted the village of Bethsaida into a city-state called Julias.
Based on these findings, we believe this site is likely to be located at the site of Bethsaida.
Of the thirty-six excavated sites located within the boundaries of the latter polity, excluding Bethsaida, which was a Geshurite site, twenty-five were devastated and were at best settled only by squatters after the Assyrian conquests.
Jesus breathes "woe" on the Galilean towns of Chorazin and Bethsaida, "For if the deeds of power done in you had been done in Tyre and Sidon [Syria], they would have repented long ago.
Hengel argues that "the historical and theological importance of the fisherman from Bethsaida has been generally underestimated within both evangelical [= Protestant] and Catholic exegetical circles.
Whether one lived in Chorazin, Bethsaida or Capernaum, one related to the lake and to boats and to wind on the water.
Bethsaida Nieves is a doctoral student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
If it happens then it will be very helpful and I can expect and ensure that there will be a lot of improvement," Mangzagin Zou, teacher, Bethsaida Academy Moreh.
Philip's City: From Bethsaida to Julias" discusses the archeological uncovering of et-Tell, what many of those working on the process believe to be from the Iron Age, biblical times and the time of David.
Donations were made to Books for Dreams, Kids for Christmas, Colectivo Mestizal, MALTA, Bethsaida Community Inc.
Brandi Leigh Bates and Jessie Kent Smith were united in marriage at six o'clock in the evening on June 9, 2007, at Bethsaida Baptist Church in Philadelphia.
However, with the exception of the sword, whose depiction on stelae in Iberia likewise goes back at least to the middle of the second millennium BC, neither such headgear nor any other of the numerous objects represented on the Iberian stelae is depicted on or can be connected to the specific ritual context of the Bethsaida group stelae (Bernett & Keel 1998: 8-14).