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Bethsaida: A City by the North Shore of the Sea of Galilee, vol. 1

Rami Arav & Richard Freund, eds.

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This first volume of a four-volume set reports the initial findings of the internationally recognized Bethsaida Excavation Project. (Vol. 1)

 

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Bethsaida, Vol. 1

This first volume of a four-volume set reports the initial findings of the internationally recognized Bethsaida Excavation Project. The project is uncovering one of the most important New Testament sites, lost to the world since the first century. This volume examines the finds of the first years of the excavation, including pottery, coins, and much more, as well as Bethsaida’s place in historical literature.

Contents

Part 1—Archaeology and Geology of Bethsaida
Bethsaida Excavations: Preliminary Report, 1987–1993.....Rami Arav
Geologic and Geographic Background to the Bethsaida Excavations.....John F. Shroder Jr. and Moshe Inbar
Hellenistic and Roman Fineware from Bethsaida.....Sandra Fortner
Hellenistic and Roman Ceramic Cooking Ware from Bethsaida.....Toni Tessaro
An Israelite Bulla in Phoenician Style from Bethsaida (et-Tell).....Baruch Brandl
The Coins of Philip.....Fred Strickert

Part 2—Literature of Bethsaida
Bethsaida, Tzer, and the Fortified Cities of Naphtali....Rami Arav
Bethsaida-Julias in Roman and Jewish Military Strategies, 66–73 CE....John T. Greene
The Mighty Works of Bethsaida: Witness of the New Testament and Related Traditions.....Mark Appold
Bethsaida in the Gospels: The Feeding Story in Luke 9 and the Q Saying in Luke 10.....Heinz-Wolfgang Kuhn
The Healing of a Blind Man at Bethsaida.....John J. Rousseau
The Search for Bethsaida in Rabbinic Literature.....Richard A. Freund

Authors

Rami Arav is director of excavations and research for the Bethsaida Excavations Project, and professor of religion and foreign languages at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. Richard A. Freund is project director of the Bethsaida Excavations Project, and director of the Maurice Greenberg Center for Judaic Studies at the University of Hartford.

Reviews

The volume is...well worth the attention of both archaeologists and New Testament scholars.

Religious Studies Review

The editors are to be congratulated for producing such a useful and timely volume. They have mixed scientific reports with literary studies to provide a range of information that can be useful to most scholars.

Biblical Archaeologist