Bethsaida said to be found
August 10th, 2017 @ 16:43 |
Archaeologists are saying that they just discovered the lost Roman city of Julias, known to Christian believers as the home of three of Jesus’ apostles: Peter, Andrew and Philip.
This serves as proof of the city known in the New Testament as Beit Tsaida, or the city of Julias. Archaeologists have been hunting for the exact location for years, narrowing it down to several cities near the Sea of Galilee in northern Israel.
This discovery matches up with the reports of Josephus Flavius, the Jewish historian who kept records during the time of King Herod the Great.
Ancient texts from Josephus recall the son of King Herod, King Phillip Herod, transforming the small fishing village of Beit Tsaida into a great Roman city.