Three different teams of archeologists are excavating the ruins of three Roman-era villages grouped together at the northeast corner of the Sea of Galilee. This is one of them. One of the three is likely to be the Biblical Bethsaida, named in the Gospels as the hometown of three disciples, Peter, Philip, and Andrew. But which of the three sites is the right one? That’s something we’re still waiting to find out.
This report concedes: “Aviam admitted that it cannot yet be known for sure whether el-Araj is indeed ancient Bethsaida, but argued that it is a better candidate than other sites that have been proposed, which are being explored by other researchers making a case for them.”