In the Field: Bethsaida Week 8
The latest report from the Bethsaida Excavations Project includes the discovery of an ancient anchor (see above). The discovery adds further evidence that the site of Bethsaida, now more than a mile away from the shoreline of the Sea of Galilee (or Kinneret), once hugged this sea with fishermen. In Hebrew, the name translates as "House of the Fisherman", and the town played prominently in the life and ministry of Jesus. See the report by dig volunteer Shai Schwartz.