This article is by http://www.biblewalks.comThe area of Bethsaida was referred in the new testament in conjunction with two of Jesus miracles: healing the blind man and the first feeding of the Multitude. It is also known as the birthplace of some of the Apostles (Andrew, Peter, Philip).Mark 8:22The Healing of a Blind Man at Bethsaida
22 They came to Bethsaida, and some people brought a blind man and begged Jesus to touch him.
23 He took the blind man by the hand and led him outside the village. When he had spit on the man's eyes and put his hands on him, Jesus asked, "Do you see anything?"
24 He looked up and said, "I see people; they look like trees walking around."
25 Once more Jesus put his hands on the man's eyes. Then his eyes were opened, his sight was restored, and he saw everything clearly.
26 Jesus sent him home, saying, "Don't go into the village.[a]"
The area of Bethsaida was referred in the new testament in conjunction with two of Jesus miracles: healing the blind man and the first feeding of the Multitude. It is also known as the birthplace of some of the Apostles (Andrew, Peter, Philip). The city was renamed to Julias by Herod Philip - son of Herod the Great - who was also buried there.
The area of BethSaida is located at the delta of the upper Jordan river, when it enters to the sea of Galilee. It is east located 4KM northeast to Capernaum. This area has many ancient sites due to its strategic place: a crossing of the ancient trade route, a flow of water, the fish and game that can be found around the site, and the fertile soil in the area.
There are many scattered ruined villages at the area, and it was not clear which one of them is the village that Jesus has visited and performed miracles. According to recent excavations, Khirbet et-Tel ("the Tell") is such candidate for that village. READ MORE CLICK http://www.biblewalks.com/sites/Bethsaida.htmlHERE