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View looking south from el-Araj at the Lagoon formed by the Jordan River as it enters the Sea of Galilee.
El-Araj is located on the north-eastern shore of the Sea of Galilee, about 200 yards inland. It is located at about -212 meters below sea level, at approximately the level where other harbors from the first century A.D. have been found. It is a leading candidate for Biblical Bethsaida.