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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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That will prepare the ground for exploring exegetically, historically, and theologically, the importance of the Easter function of "the fisherman from Bethsaida.
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).
The Dot Property is located near the south-eastern margin of the Guichon Creek batholith and is underlain by medium-grained hornblende monzodiorite to granodiorite of the Highland Valley phase and coarser-grained granodiorite and younger porphyry intrusive rocks, possibly of Chataway, Skeena, or Bethsaida affinity (see Figure 1 at the following link: http://files.
Charlesworth, in his conclusion, summarizes some findings of archaeology: (1) a vineyard, winepress, walls, Mary's well, and towers have been found in or near Nazareth; (2) the locations of Cana and Bethsaida may have finally been discovered; (3) findings at Sepphoris shed light on culture and rabbis; (3) many synagogues have been located; (4) Caesarea Maritima and Sebaste in Samaria are being excavated; (5) light is being shed on Jerusalem, the temple, Pilate, Caiaphas, Simon of Cyrene, and the practice of crucifixion.
3 He wasn't even Scottish, but almost certainly a fisherman from Bethsaida in Galilee (now in Israel) who first followed John the Baptist.
He will spend Easter visiting St Andrew's birthplace of Bethsaida in Galilee, as well as Jerusalem.
Hosted and narrated by Hershel Shanks (editor of "Biblical Archaeology Review", "Bible Review", and "Archaeology Odyssey") this 90 minute DVD documentary from the Biblical Archaeology Society offers an archaeological tour of Nazareth, Galilee, Capernaum, Bethsaida, Qumran, Sepphoris, and Jerusalem to view the sites where Jesus was born, walked, taught, preached, and died.
Hayat's recollection of Bhagat Singh's words reminds me of the Biblical story of the blind man in Bethsaida who, aided by Jesus's touch, first saw 'men as trees, walking' and only later 'saw every man clearly'.
The charter members of the newly formed conference included the following churches: Stoney Run, Long Branch, Fayetteville, Shady Grove, Bethsaida (also known as Hodges Chapel), Prospect, and Elbethel.