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Bethsaida Biblical Archaeology

Book Series

The ongoing Bethsaida book series, written by Rami Arav and edited by his colleague Richard Freund, documents the archaeological finds and provides historical and cultural interpretations.

Book series

Bethsaida: A City by the North Shore of the Sea of Galilee (Volume 1)

By Rami Arav, edited by Richard Freund (1995)

The Bethsaida Excavations Project is uncovering one of the most important New Testament sites, lost to the world since the first century.

$30 US plus shipping
Order by phone, 1.402.54.3108, or e-mail Kristy Leahy Pape, kristyleahy@unomaha.edu.

Book series

Bethsaida: A City by the North Shore of the Sea of Galilee (Volume 2)

By Rami Arav, edited by Richard Freund (1999)

This second volume reports the findings of the Excavation Project from 1944 to 1996. The number of archaeological discoveries exceeded all previous seasons.

$30 US plus shipping
Order by phone, 1.402.54.3108, or e-mail Kristy Leahy Pape, kristyleahy@unomaha.edu.

Book series

Bethsaida: A City by the North Shore of the Sea of Galilee (Volume 3)

By Rami Arav, edited by Richard Freund (2004)

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.

$30 US plus shipping
Order by phone, 1.402.54.3108, or e-mail Kristy Leahy Pape, kristyleahy@unomaha.edu.

Book series

Bethsaida: A City by the North Shore of the Sea of Galilee (Volume 4)

By Rami Arav, edited by Richard Freund (2009)

Archaeological excavation of the ancient city of Bethsaida has retrieved a wealth of information on some of the most intriguing topics from 10th century BCE to 4th century CE. This volume includes reports on archaeological and geological findings from 1997 to 2006 and the cultural and historical contexts of the findings.

$30 US plus shipping
Order by phone, 1.402.54.3108, or e-mail Kristy Leahy Pape, kristyleahy@unomaha.edu.

Video documentary

The Lost City of Bethsaida

UNO Television (1997)

This one-hour documentary on the history and excavation of Bethsaida offers a unique glimpse of a First Century city being excavated today. As the pyramids were built in Egypt, this city first rose on the north shore of the Sea of Galilee near the Jordan River. Bethsaida was a seaport, a center of Jewish learning, a major crossroads of the ancient world, home to Christian Apostles, and site of many of Jesus' miracles. Yet sometime after the First Century, the city was lost. For nearly 2,000 years, pilgrims, scholars, and archaeologists searched without success. When it was finally re-discovered in the late 1980s, an archaeological excavation began. UNO Television crews traveled to Israel for three weeks to record the sights and sounds of the excavations.

The video can be purchased from UNO Television.