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(“House of Fish”), renamed Iulias in 30 ce under Herod Philipp in honor of Livia (Iulia Augusta), lies approx. 2.5 km north of the northern shore of the Sea of Galilee, east of the Jordan, on an elevation (et-Tell). It was settled in the Early Bronze I/II period, renovated in Iron Age II with a temple and public buildings; their foundations were reused in the resettlement that began in 300 bce. Mentioned in Matt 11:21//Luke 10:13; Mark 6:45 and 8:22–26 (healing of the blind man), Beth-Saida is designated a “polis” in Luke 9:10, a designation that ma…

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Bloedhorn, Hanswulf, “Beth-Saida”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 12 May 2021 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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