The Jerusalem Post of 6 June 2019 carried a brief report on the discovery of a city gate dating to the eleventh century BCE, making it contemporary with the biblical dates for David and Solomon. Since this was not an Israelite city (as evidenced by the moon-god stele, another example of which was also found this … More 11C BCE city gates found at et-Tell
Essential reading for all volunteers participating in the 2019 season of the Bethsaida Excavations Project. 2019 Bethsaida Volunteer Guide
If you are joining us for the 2019 season of the Bethsaida Excavations Project please use this form to confirm your payments. 2019 Bethsaida Payment Form
Registrations are now open for the 2019 season at the Bethsaida Excavations Project on the north shore of the Sea of Galilee. To register please download the 2019 Bethsaida registration package which has three components: 2019 Bethsaida Volunteer Application 2019 Bethsaida Medical Information 2019 Bethsaida Health Insurance All three completed forms then need to be sent … More 2019 Bethsaida Registration
The official report on the 2018 season at Bethsaida has recently been released. You can read the Bethsaida 2018 Field Report online, along with reports from earlier years under Publications. Please note there is no field report for 2017 as there was no season that year.
The twentieth annual Batchelder Conference for Archaeology and Biblical Studies will take place at Thompson Center at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, on 9 & 10 November 2018. Our plenary speaker is the world acclaimed archaeologist Prof. Jodi Magness. She will present her amazing discoveries at the ancient synagogue of Hukuk in Galilee. Two days of scholarly … More 2018 Batchelder Conference
The dates for the 2019 season at the Bethsaida Excavations Project are May 16 to June 6. During this limited three-week season, participants will be based at Kibbutz Gadot. Further details, including a registration form, will be published here as soon as they are available.
The current (2018) version of the constitution of the Consortium for the Bethsaida Excavations Project is now available online. CBEP Constitution 2018 Institutions considering joining the consortium are encouraged to read the constitution carefully and then contact us about the process for admission.
Israeli film-maker, Yuval Hollander, has produced an informative video about the excavations at Bethsaida. This 52 minute video will be of special interest to staff and volunteers from the dig, as well as the wider community. The secrets of Bethsaida was filmed in Bethsaida in June 2012 – during the annual expedition with people from … More DVD: The secrets of Bethsaida
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 … More Register for Bethsaida 2018