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[beth-sey-i-duh] /bɛθˈseɪ ɪ də/
an ancient town in N Israel, near the N shore of the Sea of Galilee. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • "Everyone in Bethsaida is talking about the new Rabbi who is teaching here," answered Philip.

    Men Called Him Master Elwyn Allen Smith
  • There is here a company from Bethsaida and from other cities near the sea of Tiberias.

    Ulric the Jarl William O. Stoddard
  • Or, was there a teacher of the synagogue school in Bethsaida, instructing his pupils as no other teacher did?

    A Life of St. John for the Young George Ludington Weed
  • I said to him 'Corban,' and shook the dust of Bethsaida from my feet.

    The Unknown Quantity Henry van Dyke
  • On the other side of the lake He had made a deaf-mute to speak, and at Bethsaida had made a blind man to see.

    I.N.R.I. Peter Rosegger
  • For the present we leave him in Bethsaida, increasing in wisdom and stature.

    A Life of St. John for the Young George Ludington Weed
  • The evidence that there was a Bethsaida west of the Jordan breaks down on close examination.

    Biblical Geography and History Charles Foster Kent
  • Finally, the story of the blind man of Bethsaida, "Mark" viii.

  • Tests His disciple Philip of Bethsaida (i. 44), who ought to know the resources of the district.

    The Quiver, 1/1900 Anonymous
  • And thence they went to Bethsaida, the residence of Peter and Andrew, where there is now a church on the site of their house.

British Dictionary definitions for Bethsaida


a ruined town in N Israel, near the N shore of the Sea of Galilee
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Bethsaida in the Bible

house of fish. (1.) A town in Galilee, on the west side of the sea of Tiberias, in the "land of Gennesaret." It was the native place of Peter, Andrew, and Philip, and was frequently resorted to by Jesus (Mark 6:45; John 1:44; 12:21). It is supposed to have been at the modern 'Ain Tabighah, a bay to the north of Gennesaret. (2.) A city near which Christ fed 5,000 (Luke 9:10; comp. John 6:17; Matt. 14:15-21), and where the blind man had his sight restored (Mark 8:22), on the east side of the lake, two miles up the Jordan. It stood within the region of Gaulonitis, and was enlarged by Philip the tetrarch, who called it "Julias," after the emperor's daughter. Or, as some have supposed, there may have been but one Bethsaida built on both sides of the lake, near where the Jordan enters it. Now the ruins et-Tel.

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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