Bethsaida @ ASOR 2022

The Debate over the Identification of Bethsaida-Julias A member-generated session at the 2022 annual meeting of the ASOR (formerly the American School of Oriental Research but now the American School of Overseas Research) in Boston on Friday, 18 November. Three (3) representatives of the Et-Tell excavations will debate with 3 representatives of the El Araj … More Bethsaida @ ASOR 2022

11C Wall at Bethsaida

A small expedition led by Dr. Rami Arav (University of Nebraska at Omaha, Religious Studies) and Dr. Carl Savage (Northwind Seminary, Professor of Archaeology and Biblical Studies), and included master’s student Ann Haverkost (University of Nebraska at Omaha, History) and undergraduate Itai Savage (Princeton University), discovered an 11th – 10th century BCE city wall during the … More 11C Wall at Bethsaida

May 2022 Session

The dates for our May 2022 session at Bethsaida are 15 to 29 May. We have reserved 5 to 10 rooms at Kibbutz Gadot Country Lodging from May 15 to May 29. Potential participants should contact Rami Arav directly to coordinate rooming list. All participants are expected to arrive at Kibbutz Gadot Country Lodging on … More May 2022 Session

IAA Licence for 2022

The Israel Antiquities Authority has just issued a licence for excavations to resume at Et-Tell (Bethsaida) and continue until 31 December. At this stage, there is a short (two week) season planned for the final half of May: 19-30 May. As soon as we have details about accommodation packages and costs for participants this will … More IAA Licence for 2022

December 2021 Session

We are planning for a brief two week session at the Bethsaida Excavation during the second half of December: 15–31 December 2021. Places are limited, but there are a handful of places available at this stage. Accommodation has been reserved at Gadot Kibbutz Gadot in the Hula Valley. Early expressions of interest are essential due … More December 2021 Session