The Museum of the Bible in Washington, DC will host Professor R. Steven Notley on Oct. 1 for a special event called “Locating the Lost City of the Apostles,” which will focus on the biblical city of Bethsaida-Julias.
Notley will explain why he considers this to be the most probable site of the New Testament town of Bethsaida and the hometown of apostles Peter, Andrew, and Philip.
For years, archaeologists have searched for the Church of the Apostles and the ancient Jewish fishing village of Bethsaida, which later became the Roman city of Julias.
Professor Notley has conducted four seasons of excavation at the historical dig site, El-Araj.
He has led groups of people to Israel and the eastern Mediterranean region for 30 years and has served as the academic director of the El-Araj Excavation Project since 2016.