For 38 years (4 B.C.E.-34 C.E.), Herod Philip, the son of Herod the Great, ruled as governor of the northern Transjordan, a region stretching from Mount Hermon (on the modern Lebanon-Syria border) to the territory east of the Sea of Galilee. In about 30 C.E., he founded a city at the southern boundary of his tetrarchy on the shores of the Sea of Galilee. This new city complemented the administrative capital that he had established in the northern portion of his district at Caesarea Philippi-Paneas three decades earlier, in 3 B.C.E, near where his father had previously constructed a temple to Caesar Augustus (Josephus, Jewish Antiquities 15.363). For his new, southern polis, the governor did not start from scratch. This son of Herod the Great selected the existing Jewish village of Bethsaida on the lakeshore and transformed it into his new city. He named it Julias, after the widow of Caesar Augustus and the queen mother of Caesar Tiberius.Searching for Bethsaida: The Case for El-Araj by R. Steven Notley
B.C.E., C.E., climate change.
Clearly ‘Biblical Archaeology Review’ and ‘Searching for Bethsaida’ have very little to do with Christianity.
“Several years ago, they discovered that due to a severe draught and climate change in the mid-first century C.E., the level of the Sea of Galilee and the Dead Sea dropped to unprecedented levels. It took a century and a half to restore the level of the lakes to the level prior to the climate change.”
I just knew that the Israelites drove Suburbans!