Bethsaida- The Lost Village of Miracles Found

According to scripture, Bethsaida was a small fishing village that witnessed many of Jesus’ miracles. It was also the home of apostles Peter, Andrew, and Philip. Those who would become leaders in the first-century church after Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection.

Bethsaida was reportedly destroyed, according to the great Jewish historian Josephus Flavius. We know this because Josephus wrote that Bethsaida became known as the Lost Roman City of Julius at the end of the first century. Its destruction left many to doubt the authenticity of the miracles of Jesus and the truth about those who came from the village.


The Discovery of Bethsaida Supports Scripture

Archeological have unearthed the biblical village from the sand of time. The excavations are at el-Araj, a site on the northern shore of the Sea of Galilee.  The joint team of archaeologists from the Kinneret Institute for Galilean Archaeology at Kinneret College, Israel, and Nyack College in New York has found solid evidence proving the truth of scripture.

In an email to Fox News, the Archeological team explained that:

“The results of this season’s excavation indicate that el-Araj should now be considered a leading candidate for the lost city of Jesus’ Apostles.”

Professor Steven Notley of Nyack College, the academic director of the dig, added in the email:

“There are indications that we’re excavating Bethsaida-Julia. This is really one of the few [biblical sites] that has remained lost.”

What makes this discovery significant is that experts have claimed for years that there was no human activity at the el-Araj site during the time of the Roman Empire. The village and all its artifacts, found by the Kinneret and Nyack team prove these theories wrong.

Discoveries like this one are not surprising for believers in God’s word but are undisputed truths in defending the life of Jesus Christ. Because physical evidence cannot easily be argued away.

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