Aerial view of Al Araj (Beit haBek) area on the Jordan River delta, an alternative location of biblical Bethsaida.
There are two proposed locations for Bethsaida, the city which Jesus cursed, the hometown of the apostles Peter, Andrew, and Philip.
Al-Araj is believed to be the true location of Bethsaida Julias. And it’s close proximity to the Jordan River and the shore of the Sea of Galilee, and excavation discoveries, supports this claim.
Bethsaida – “house of hunting” or “fishing”in Hebrew.