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Bethsaida (βηθσαϊδά; βηθσαϊδάν, in Mark), “House of the Fisherman” (or Hunter), is best known from the New Testament Gospels as a primary venue for the activities of Jesus of Nazareth and the home of his first disciples. Several miracles are attributed to Jesus in and around Bethsaida, as well as an ominous pronouncement against its inhabitants for failing to repent in light of these extraordinary deeds. The village is …

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Roddy, Nicolae, “Bethsaida”, in: Brill Encyclopedia of Early Christianity Online, General Editor David G. Hunter, Paul J.J. van Geest, Bert Jan Lietaert Peerbolte. Consulted online on 02 December 2023 <>
First published online: 2018

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