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bethsaida


bethsaida


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Bethsaida 
  house  of  fish.  (1.)  A  town  in  Galilee,  on  the  west  side  of  the 
  sea  of  Tiberias,  in  the  "land  of  Gennesaret."  It  was  the  native 
  place  of  Peter,  Andrew,  and  Philip,  and  was  frequently  resorted 
  to  by  Jesus  (Mark  6:45;  John  1:44;  12:21).  It  is  supposed  to 
  have  been  at  the  modern  'Ain  Tabighah  a  bay  to  the  north  of 
  Gennesaret. 
 
  (2.)  A  city  near  which  Christ  fed  5,000  (Luke  9:10;  comp.  John 
  6:17;  Matt.  14:15-21),  and  where  the  blind  man  had  his  sight 
  restored  (Mark  8:22),  on  the  east  side  of  the  lake,  two  miles  up 
  the  Jordan.  It  stood  within  the  region  of  Gaulonitis  and  was 
  enlarged  by  Philip  the  tetrarch,  who  called  it  "Julias,"  after 
  the  emperor's  daughter.  Or  as  some  have  supposed,  there  may 
  have  been  but  one  Bethsaida  built  on  both  sides  of  the  lake, 
  near  where  the  Jordan  enters  it  Now  the  ruins  et-Tel. 
 
 
  From  Hitchcock's  Bible  Names  Dictionary  (late  1800's)  [hitchcock]: 
 
  Bethsaida,  house  of  fruits,  or  of  food,  or  of  snares