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  • Searching for Bethsaida: The Case for Et-Tell [and The Case for El-Araj]

    05/03/2020 8:56:57 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 5 replies
    Biblical Archaeology Review 46:2 ^ | Spring 2020 | Rami Arav
    About 25 years ago, the Government Naming Committee for State of Israel renamed a large mound on the northwest shore of the Sea of Galilee, which in the past had been known by the name et-Tell, as Bethsaida. The following is why they did so... Still, to solve the problem of the location of Bethsaida, scholars in the 19th century suggested there might be two Bethsaidas: They identified the one mentioned by Josephus with et-Tell and suggested a second Bethsaida existed at some still unidentified location in the Galilee. For the second Bethsaida, Robinson suggested the site of Tabgha, which...