Recent excavations; at the outset, intended to hunt for antiquities from the ancient Roman period; lead to astonishing discovery of the Bethsaida Road.
Archeologists believe that this is the same Bethsaida Road which was trodden down by Lord Jesus Christ and His disciples in the ancient times of Bethsaida.
The dugout was carried out near the Northeastern shore of the Sea of Galilee in Israel. The unearthing was initially, attempted in pursuance of antiques from the ancient Roman Empire, which brought forward the distinct discovery.
“We uncovered a paved street from the time of Jesus’s disciples, which runs westward through the residential area from the corner of the Fisherman’s House down toward the Jordan valley,” Nicolae Roddy of Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska, one of the leaders of the dig, told the publication Popular Archaeology. “I tell people that Andrew, Peter and Phillip almost certainly walked on it because they would have had to have gone out of their way to avoid it!”
Dr. Rami Arav from the University of Nebraska, who has been formerly working on excavating Bethsaida, for almost 20 years, and Roddy are now to accompany the archeologists in this exploit.
The city of Bethsaida was inhabited in times of Jesus Christ’s earthly ministry, and has been mentioned in The Bible several times. Lord Jesus Christ, visited Bethsaida, to preach and performed miracles there. Moreover, Philip, a disciple of Lord Jesus was of Bethsaida; the city of Andrew and Simon Peter.
Total annihilation of Behsaida, and extinction from from the face of the earth, is in absolute accordance with the Word of God, which goes on to tell that Jesus had pronounced woe onto it.
“Woe unto thee, Chorazin! Woe unto thee, Bethsaida!” he said. “For if the mighty works had been done in Tyre and Sidon, which have been done in you, they had a great while ago repented, sitting in sackcloth and ashes.”
By Madeeha Shakeel