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A fishing village located on the northern shore of the Sea of Galilee. The hometown of the disciples Philip, Andrew, and Peter.
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The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
BETH-SAIDA (PLACE) [Gk Bēthsaida (Βηθσαιδα)]. A city mentioned in the NT as the home town of several of Jesus’ disciples—Philip, Andrew, and Peter (John 1:44; 12:21).Beth-saida was already a village on the shores of the Sea of Galilee (M.R. 208255) when Herod Philip, son and heir of Herod the Great,
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Bethsaida. Town NE of the Sea of Galilee. Bethsaida was the home of three of Jesus’ disciples: Andrew, Peter, and Philip (Jn 1:44; 12:21). Jesus announced that calamity would come upon Bethsaida because of its unbelief in spite of the mighty works he had done there (Mt 11:21, 22; Lk 10:13). A blind man
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Bethsaida beth-sāʹə-də [Gk. Bethsaida—‘house of fishing’ or ‘fisherman’s house’].A town on the north shore of the Sea of Galilee. Many scholars believe there were two towns of the same name, one to the east and the other to the west of the Jordan. The precise locations are disputed.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
BETHSAIDA1. Town northeast of the Sea of Galilee. Bethsaida was the home of three of Jesus’ disciples: Andrew, Peter, and Philip (Jn 1:44; 12:21). Jesus announced that calamity would come upon Bethsaida because of its unbelief in spite of the mighty works he had done there (Mt 11:21–22; Lk 10:13). A
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Bethsaida (beth-say´uh-duh; Heb., “house of the fisherman”), a town situated probably at the northeast corner of the Sea of Galilee near where the Jordan River flows into it. The exact site, however, is uncertain. Apparently a small fishing village, it was raised to the dignity of a “city” by the tetrarch
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
BETHSAIDA. This name is Aramaic for “house of hunting” in Bible instances, “of fishing”; so in English it could be called “fishtown”. Two cities by this name are mentioned seven or eight times in all four Gospels.1. Bethsaida-Julias, on the E bank of the upper Jordan about a mile N of the Lake of Galilee,
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
BETH-SAIDA. A town on the N shores of Galilee, near the Jordan. The name is Aramaic, meaning ‘house of fishing’ (if bêṯ ṣaydâ) or else ‘fisherman’s house’ (if bêṯ ṣayyāḏâ). Philip the tetrarch rebuilt it and gave it the name Julias, in honour of Julia the daughter of Augustus. Pliny and Jerome
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Bethsaida (Gk. Bēthsaɩ̈dá)A city located 3 km. (1.7 mi.) NNE of the mouth of the Jordan River on the Sea of Galilee. It was home to the apostles Peter, Andrew, and Philip (John 1:44; 12:21). The abundance of game and fish inhabiting the nearby plains and waters is responsible for the name Bethsaida,
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Bethsaida [bĕth sāˊə də] (Gk. Bethsaida “fisherman’s house”). A village on the north side of the Sea of Galilee, the original residence and perhaps the birthplace of three of Jesus’ disciples—Andrew, Peter, and Philip (John 1:44; 12:21). Many of Jesus’ mighty works took place here (Matt. 11:21; Luke
The Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land
Bethsaida; Beth-Ramtha; Livias-Iulias
BETHSAIDA; BETH-RAMTHA; LIVIAS-IULIAS A town on the northeastern shore of the Sea of Galilee. It was a small fishermen’s village, known under the name of Beth-Ramtha, and formed part of the Perea. In the early Roman period Herod Agrippa conferred on the place the rights of a polis, naming it Livias in
Catholic Bible Dictionary
BETHSAIDA A city on the northeast shore of the Sea of Galilee. It is mentioned frequently in the New Testament and is best known as the home of Philip, Andrew, and Peter (John 1:44; 12:21). It was visited often by Jesus and was the scene of the cure of a blind man (Mark 8:22). A little way outside of