PUT YOUR BARE HANDS IN HISTORY – JOIN AN INTERNATIONAL ARCHAEOLOGICAL EXPEDITION TO THE BIBLICAL CITY OF BETHSAIDA
Interested in this exciting exploration and dig?
Where? The biblical city of Bethsaida, Israel
When? June 21 to July 5
What is Bethsaida?
Bethsaida is the third most frequently mentioned city in the New Testament. It is located at the North Sea of Galilee. Bethsaida was discovered in 1987 and excavated ever since by Dr. Rami Arav from UNO.
The finds: Bethsaida was founded as a capital city of Geshur, a biblical kingdom neighboring to the Kingdom of Israel. In the time of Jesus, the city was the birthplace of three disciples, Peter, Andrew and Philip. Jesus, the man of Galilee, frequented Bethsaida and preformed miracles there.
Several worldwide universities, colleges and individuals take part in the excavations, under the sponsorship of the Hebrew Union College Jerusalem. The expedition resides in Kibbutz Gador Guest House, located in northeast Galilee. The rooms equipped with AC, little kitchenette for morning and afternoon coffee, a small refrigerator. There is a nice swimming pool. Visit: https://www.booking.com/hotel/il/kibutz-gadot-hospitality.html
Arrival to Ben Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv, Israel, transportation to Kibbutz Gadot.
8:00 AM leaving Kibbutz Gadot to the site for orientation.
12:30 return to Kibbutz Gadot
2:00 – 5:00 catching up jet-lag
5:00 – 7:00 orientation
June 24 to June 29 then July 1 to July 4
5:30 AM leaving Kibbutz Gadot to Bethsaida
6:00 AM excavation begins
9:00 – 9:45 AM Breakfast
12:30 PM Return to Kibbutz Gadot and lunch
5:30 PM “Pottery Reading” analyzing and study the finds of the day
7:00 PM dinner
8:00 – 9:00 PM lecture on biblical archaeology topics
Leave Kibbutz Gadot to Ben Gurion Airport
Participation fees: $2,995.00. Fees include: Full room and board in double occupancy, round trip transportation Kibbutz Gadot – Bethsaida, excavation expenses.
Students’ scholarship is available, please contact Dr. Rami Arav.
Contact: Dr. Rami Arav
firstname.lastname@example.org Cell. 402-415 1129
6001 Dodge St.
University of Nebraska at Omaha 68182
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