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et–Tell is located 1 mi. north of the Sea of Galilee. It is a large 22 acre mound.
The site was probably the capital of the kingdom of Geshur—the place that one of David’s wives (the mother of Absalom) was from (2 Sam 3:3; 13–20-38). The most important archaeological finds are from this period.
Its identification with New Testament Bethsaida is possible, but not certain. Bethsaida was the home of Philip, Andrew, and Peter—disciples of Jesus, and there Jesus performed a number of miracles including the healing of a blind man and the feeding of the 5,000.