MEDIA REPORTS

Below are various media reports from 2017 to the present that discuss el-Araj. You can also find additional information about el-Araj at https://www.elarajexcavations.com/.  

 2020 videos and articles 

BAR Magazine: Searching for Bethsaida. The Case for el-Araj 
PDF version; Spring 2020 Vol. 46 No 2

 2019 videos and articles 


Hadavar: Dr. Steve Notley discusses "Why el-Araj?"
https://vimeo.com/357498655?fbclid=IwAR0oT6RmVFVgkK5ShNj1iAPw-i-J5eeHLb13axP3He6soFEI0E6KhSHpFPI

Bethsaida by Sergio and Rhoda in Israel: The Church of the Apostles 
Update 2019https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uxhK6tK7XeU&fbclid=IwAR2hg34iVIlPReNv10iNUEuaCRfUBTV2-1epiZuL6swO6z2eNIyFW2NoCkk
Original 2018
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9LKnQgirrvU

Bryan Windle: Bible Archaeoloy Report: Biblical Sites: Is et-Tell Bethsaida?
Part 1https://biblearchaeologyreport.com/2019/09/05/biblical-sites-is-et-tell-bethsaida/?fbclid=IwAR3ohlgq8tNV6nwtX4_ZT9i9lj1qws6jUXzbo-82yJnsl_LJC61R6pUS21g
Part 2https://biblearchaeologyreport.com/2019/09/11/biblical-sites-is-el-araj-bethsaida/?fbclid=IwAR1pTbR1ECw5r5Ui6P9pL2CurpC3tzOa7hqfnlBXp1etoClJ_W2DUws59bU

Christianity Today: Article by Dr. Steve Notley: Have Archaeologists Found the Lost City of the Apostles?
https://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2019/august-web-only/archeologists-lost-city-apostles-bethsaida-el-araj-israel.html

BAR Bible History Daily: Archaeologists Say They May Have Found the Church of the Apostles at el-Araj
https://www.biblicalarchaeology.org/uncategorized/archaeologists-say-they-may-have-found-the-church-of-the-apostles-at-el-araj/?fbclid=IwAR3IfRYawmrYl6usm544YI54kEAD3vybi6PI2062HUmW0-X5WziE7wmn7

Fox News: Church of the Apostles Discovered Near the Sea of Galilee 
https://www.foxnews.com/science/church-of-the-apostles-discovered-archaeologists-say

i24NEWS: The Long Dispute on the Birth Place of Jesus' Apostles 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=35u4p6hIvSI&t=333s

Daily Sabah (Turkish Media): Archaeologists Discover Shrine to Apostle Peter in Israel's Galilee
https://www.dailysabah.com/history/2019/07/19/archaeologists-discover-shrine-to-apostle-peter-in-israels-galilee

Haaretz: Church of the Apostles Found 
https://www.haaretz.com/archaeology/.premium.MAGAZINE-archaeologists-claim-to-have-found-the-church-of-the-apostles-by-sea-of-galilee-1.7538758?&ts=_1563471781786&fbclid=IwAR1GhJR8mwGBz4J7i7oHmB4g77kMK0wKsqqVTeEMNiAWldMXygTY4iGcUbI

 2018 videos and articles 


Israel and You: Satellite Bible Atlas: Bethsaida From the Sky
http://www.israelandyou.com/bethsaida/

Bethsaida Overview by Sergio and Rhoda in Israel 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9LKnQgirrvU

Roman Bath House by Zachary Wong
 
https://vimeo.com/288368080 

 2017 video and articles 


NBC Today Show
 
https://www.today.com/video/lost-city-where-saint-peter-lived-may-have-been-unearthed-in-israel-1021542979549

Jerusalem Post
 
http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/New-evidence-of-Lost-City-of-Julias-unearthed-near-Sea-of-Galilee-501701

Haaretz
 
http://www.haaretz.com/archaeology/1.805402

National Geographic
 
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2017/08/jesus-bible-apostles-bethsaida-israel-archaeology/

Daily Mail
 
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-4768416/Birthplace-Apostle-Peter-Israel-archaeologist.html

Haaretz: Lioness 
https://www.haaretz.com/archaeology/MAGAZINE-1-500-year-old-perfect-lioness-carving-discovered-in-israel-1.5467335

Haaretz 
https://www.elarajexcavations.com/2018-dig-updates/news-from-this-summer-at-el-araj

 

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