#1413

2014-01-29

New Testament Bethsaida

With Rami Arav

This is the third in our series of reports on Bethsaida, from a talk given by Rami Arav at the annual meeting of the Near East Archaeological Society. This program focuses on the New Testament period of Bethsaida.

tags: Bethsaida Rami Arav House of the Fisherman Antony Cleopatra

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#1412

2014-01-22

InterTestamental Bethsaida

With Rami Arav

Population changes that occurred in Bethsaida and other Galilee cities in the interTestamental period resulted in, among other things, the family of Jesus moving from Bethlehem to Nazareth. An interesting sidelight to this discussion of the history of the Bethsaida excavation.

tags: Bethsaida Herod Tyre Hasmoneans

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#1411

2014-01-15

Bethsaida Geshur Excavation

With Rami Arav

Rami Arav reports on his Bethsaida excavation, particularly the 1,000 BC capital of the kingdom of Geshur.

tags: Bethsaida Geshur David

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#1319

2012-03-03

Bethsaida of the First Century

With Prof. Rami Arav

Archaeologist Rami Arav believes the site of et-Tell was the Bethsaida of the New Testament. During a 1996 Israel visit I was able to sit down with Rami Arav and talk about his excavations. (This is the second half of the interview that began with the preceding program when we talked about the Iron Age level at et-Tell).

tags: Bethsaida et-Tell Rami Arav fishermen disciples

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#1318

2012-02-22

Bethsaida - The Iron Age

With Prof. Rami Arav

In 1996, and during subsequent study tours to Israel, we have visited the ruins of et-Tell, which archaeologist Rami Arav believes was the Bethsaida of the New Testament. Intriguingly, the Iron Age remains at the site seem more extensive than those of the later period. They may be 1,000 years older, and Arav believes the city was the capital of the kingdom of Geshur at that time. Geshur was the home of one of King David's wives, the mother of Absalom. During that 1996 visit I was able to sit down with Rami Arav and talk about his excavations.

tags: Bethsaida et-Tell Rami Arav Geshur Absalom

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