Skip to comments.Archeologists Find New Evidence of Lost City of Julias Near Sea of Galilee
Posted on 08/07/2017 9:27:09 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
After decades of searches by archeologists in the upper Jordan Valley, the lost Roman city of Julias, believed to be the birthplace of Jesuss apostles Andrew, Peter and Philip, may have recently been unearthed.
The discovery was made during excavations at Beit Habek, located in Bethsaida, by archeologist Dr. Mordechai Aviam, head of the Kinneret Institute for Galilean Archeology at Kinneret Academic College. Bethsaida was once a fishermens village on the northern shore of the Sea of Galilee, and is mentioned in several New Testament books as the home of at least three of Jesuss most important apostles, reports the Jerusalem Post.
The exact location of the city has been debated, however. Aviam was working with Professor Steven Notley of Nyack College in New York during a recent dig. Aviam said that a layer from the Roman period was discovered in the current excavation season, with potsherds and coins from the first to the third centuries CE.
The biggest surprise was at the bottom of the excavation, where they found a wall of a building, next to a mosaic floor and artifacts that could be from a bathhouse. Aviam said that bathhouses were not common during the Roman period in that area, so this serves an important clue that beneath the surface are the remains of Julias, which as not been identified to this day, reports the Jerusalem Post.....
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More proof that the Bible is correct, as if we needed proof.
When it comes to Israel and historic excavation, you have “Probable”, “Possible” and “Impossible”.
This is in the “Possible” without more research.
The location of “Sermon on the Mount” is a “Probable”
Garden of Gethsemane is very “Probable”
Location of the Last Supper “Impossible” (building was constructed in the 1200’s
Note: this topic is from 8/07/2017. Thanks 2ndDivisionVet.
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