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Bethsaida, A City by the North Shore Of the Sea of Galilee The Capital of the Forgotten Biblical Kingdom of Geshur Bethsaida is located at the North-East of the Sea of Galilee It was identified by E. Robinson in 1838

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Bethsaida, A City by the North Shore

Of the Sea of Galilee

The Capital of the Forgotten

Biblical Kingdom of Geshur

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Bethsaida is located at the North-East of the Sea of Galilee

  • It was identified by E. Robinson in 1838
  • Since 1987 it is being excavated and since 1991 by the Consortium for the Excavations of Bethsaida headed by the University of Nebraska at Omaha.
  • Its location, size (20 acres), and might suggests that it was the capital of the Kingdom of Geshur

GESHUR

BETHSAIDA

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DAMASCUS

TYRE

BETHSAIDA

SAMARIA

RABBAT AMMON

JERUSALEM

Capital Cities in Southern Levant

DIBON

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DAMASCUS

G E S H U R

BETHSAIDA

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Landslide

Bethsaida

JordanRiver

Blocking

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Road

The City Gate

The “Bit Hilani”

Palace

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Chamber4

To the name of

The Moon God Symbol

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THE DECORATED

STELE AS WAS LEFT

AT 732 B.C.E.

BASIN

NOTICE THESE STONES

meanders and floral design become popular during the first centuries bce and ce
Meanders and floral design become popular during the first centuries BCE and CE

Bethsaida

Jerusalem

Meanders and floral designs were used as symbols of bounty during the age of Augustus. They became symbols of the Pax Romana.

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Houses next to the city

wall

Bethsaida as Jesus saw it

a lane

The “Clinic”

A lane

Dining room

(Triclinium)

Remnants of a

Private house

Open courtyard

Kitchen

Wine cellar

The “Wine Maker” House