The Bethsaida Excavation Project
Israel • June 21 – July 5, 2018
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Photo: Hanan Shafir
The Capital of the Kingdom of Geshur
Who knows what surprises may still be waiting to be revealed at Bethsaida? Possibly the fortified city of Geshur from the Hebrew Bible, in the New Testament Bethsaida was the site of some of Jesus’ most important miracles and the birthplace of three apostles.
How does a dig team work? What do archaeologists look for at a dig? In this documentary DVD, learn how excavators work and what we can learn from archaeology. More information.
This year we plan to excavate the 10th-century city gate and sections of the Roman Imperial Cult temple.
Rami Arav is a professor at the University of Nebraska at Omaha in the departments of philosophy, religion and history.
1 mile off the northern shore of the Sea of Galilee
Periods of Occupation
Iron Age, Hellenistic, Roman
Dates of the Dig
June 21 – July 5, 2018
June 5, 2018
$2,995 per person
Academic Credit/Cost per Credit/Institution
3 credits awarded by the University of Nebraska at Omaha
Location: Kibbutz Gadot Guest House. Full board, round trip transportation to the site. Double occupancy. www.booking.com/hotel/il/kibutz-gadot-hospitality.html
Dr. Rami Arav
Open for tours
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