Bethsaida: A City by the North Shore of the Sea of Galilee, Vol. 3

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Ongoing archaeological excavation and research continues to uncover history at the biblical city of Bethsaida. Over the past 15 years, experts in the field continue to research and investigate the site, and have retrieved a wealth of information on some of the most critical topics in research from 10th century BCE to 4th century CE. Home to at least three apostles, Bethsaida is the only capital city from the Nile to the Euphrates dating to the Old Testament times, that has been excavated. In this volume, 13 ...

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Overview

Ongoing archaeological excavation and research continues to uncover history at the biblical city of Bethsaida. Over the past 15 years, experts in the field continue to research and investigate the site, and have retrieved a wealth of information on some of the most critical topics in research from 10th century BCE to 4th century CE. Home to at least three apostles, Bethsaida is the only capital city from the Nile to the Euphrates dating to the Old Testament times, that has been excavated. In this volume, 13 articles shed light on the history of the city and region, and looks at the remains dating from the time of David to the time of Jesus.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781931112390
  • Publisher: Truman State University Press
  • Publication date: 6/28/2004
  • Series: Bethsaida Excavations Project Series
  • Pages: 336
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

Father Bargil Pixner, O.S.B. (1921-2002)
Toward a comprehensive history of Geshur 1
"Geshurite" onomastica of the bronze and iron ages 49
Tiglath-pileser III's war against the city of Tzer 63
Bethsaida in the natural history of Pliny the Elder 83
The renaming of Bethsaida in honor of Livia, a.k.a. Julia, the daughter of Caesar, in Josephus, Jewish antiquities 18.27-28 93
Bethsaida in the Gospel of Mark 115
Peter in profile : from Bethsaida to Rome 133
The dying grain which bears much fruit : John 12:24, the Livia cult, and Bethsaida 149
Ereimos : was Bethsaida a "lonely place" in the first century C.E.? 183
Bethsaida in light of the study of ancient health care 213
The tannery of Bethsaida? 233
Eusebius of Caesarea and the fate of Bethsaida 253
Appendix of Greek and Latin sources on Bethsaida 261
The antichrist at Bethsaida 273
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