HERE IT ALL BEGAN
For nearly two thousand years, the ancient biblical city of Bethsaida on the shores of the Sea of Galilee (one of the most frequently mentioned towns in the New Testament, more than Bethlehem and Nazareth) had been lost to humanity and was assumed by many to be a myth. Here, according to the New Testament of the Bible, the Apostles of Jesus, Peter, Andrew, and Phillip, were born. Here too, Jesus performed some of his miracles, including healing of a blind man, the feeding of the multitudes (“miracle of the five loaves and two fish”), and walking on the water of the Sea of Galilee. And here too, Phillip, the son of Herod the Great, upgraded the city to the status of a Greek city, where he was subsequently buried after his death, His Royal thumb is still somewhere under this old mount.
Bethsaida is also related to one os the most important documents ever written and still never been found: The Q Source. This document contain collection of sayings of Jesus, assumed to be one of two written sources behind the Gospel of Matthew and the Gospel of Luke.
It was not until 1987, through the pioneering work of the Israeli archaeologist, Prof. Rami Arav, that the location of Bethsaida was finally revealed. Scientific investigations and excavations have been conducted at the site since 1990 through a consortium of universities.
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