After years of searching the home of Jesus’ apostles was finally found. I can’t believe that this is real!!!
Fox News just reported experts believe they have found the lost Roman city of Julias! This was formerly the village of Bethsaida, which was the home of Jesus’ apostles Peter, Andrew and Philip.
The report states that archaeologists from the Kinneret Institute for Galilean Archaeology at Kinneret College, Israel and Nyack College in New York were the ones responsible. Meanwhile, they “completed excavations at el-Araj on the northern shore of the Sea of Galilee.”
El Araj has always been considered the possible place of Julias according to the excavation team. They emailed a statement to Fox News after finding Julias!
“The results of this season’s excavation indicate that el-Araj should now be considered a leading candidate for the lost city of Jesus’ Apostles.”
Prof. Steven Notley of Nyack College, the dig’s academic director also spoke with Fox News. He shared that this is one of the few biblical sites that has remained lost during research. It’s been a long time coming but they feel pretty confident that this could be the end of the search.
“There are indications that we’re excavating Bethsaida-Julia. We have to continue digging to confirm and clarify.” Prof. Steven Notley of Nyack College, the dig’s academic director, told Fox News. “This is really one of the few [biblical sites] that has remained lost.”
The Roman city of Julias derived from the Jewish fishing village of Bethsaida. It was born during the first century A.D, according to the Jewish historian Josephus Flavius.
In The New Testament of the bible, Bethsaida is described as the home of Jesus’ apostles Peter, Andrew and Philip. This is also where Jesus healed a blind man in the bible.
This is a huge finding for the excavators, and they plan to continue their research to further insure that this is Bethsaida. Apparently excavations at el-Araj will start again in June 2018 and last for about five more seasons.
What a great accomplishment…
WOW! This is huge! I can’t believe it!