BAR 26:01, Jan/Feb 2000
Long-lost city found north of Galilee shore
Bethsaida is the town that disappeared. Soon after playing a prominent role in the GospelsBethsaida is mentioned more often in the New Testament than any city except Jerusalem and Capernaumthis fishing village on the Sea of Galilee simply became lost to history. Early Christian pilgrims went in search of it, but they had no idea where to find it.
Even in modern times, three different sites north of the Galilee have been proposed as ancient Bethsaida. Happily, however, we can report that Bethsaida has been found once again. And not only have we rediscovered the village of Jesus time, but we are uncovering a rich history going back to the age of King David.