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Bethsaida 2014 – Day Four

Today in Area T work continued on the new square that we marked out yesterday. This photo from last year shows the sifters located exactly where we are now digging (!!), which was a spot we chose in 2012 because … Continue reading

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Bethsaida 2014 – Day Three

Today was our first regular day on the dig at Bethsaida. Work resumed in Area A South (Iron Age remains south of the monumental city gates) and Area A West (a Roman villa above Iron Age remains), while in Area T … Continue reading

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Bethsaida 2014 – Day Two

Today was a gentle way to begin the middle session of the 2014 season. Rather than leave on the bus at 5.30am we were able to sleep in and take a late breakfast before taking the bus at 8.30am. The … Continue reading

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Bethsaida 2014 – Day One

After a mostly—and happily—uneventful flight from various Australian cities via Dubai and Amman, the 12 people in this year’s Bethsaida team from Australia arrived safely at Hakuk Balev (also spelt Huqoq) late Saturday afternoon. We checked into our rooms, enjoyed the … Continue reading

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Study Leave—Week Eleven

This has been the second last week of my period of study leave. It has been a time for drawing together some of the loose ends, and a time when the mind naturally begins to think about what lies just … Continue reading

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Study Leave—Week Eight

This week began with some unseasonal rain, including thunder and lightning through much of Saturday here in Tiberias. The drop in temperatures was enough to send me searching for the ancient electric radiator, much to the delight of Fifi, my … Continue reading

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Study Leave — Week Three

Tiberias, Israel Friday, 22 March 2013 It is now three weeks since I arrived in Israel for my sabbatical, and the place is abuzz with preparations for Passover and—for the Western Christians in Jerusalem—Holy Week. For the local Christians, Easter … Continue reading

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2013 Sabeel Global Young Adults Festival

  A number of people coming to Bethsaida in 2013 are thinking about participating in the Sabeel International Young Adults Conference which will happen immediately after we finish our time on the dig. Preliminary information about that event has now … Continue reading

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Bethsaida 2013

For anyone interested in joining the 2013 Bethsaida excavations program, including additional days in Jerusalem and Jordan, the preliminary details are now available at: http://www.jesusdatabase.org/index.php?title=Bethsaida_2013 The preliminary itinerary is currently being costed and an updated version will be posted to … Continue reading

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Photos of special finds – Bethsaida 2012

The Bethsaida project photographer, Hanan Shafir, has posted a set of images of people posing with the special objects they found at Bethsaida in 2012. They give a nice personal touch to the story, as well as featuring the variety … Continue reading

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