Posted: 1:13 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013
By Rick Couri
The town was called Dalmanutha and it was a major part of the Gospel of Mark.
The town was found on the Sea of Galilee and it’s where Jesus was said to have sailed after he performed the miracle of the loaves and fishes at Bethsaida.
British archaeologists say they made the discovery while taking a basic field survey. In 1986 a boat was discovered at the same site. The boat is said to date to the time of the miracle.
Team leader Ken Dark believes it is Dalmanutha due to the artifacts being found at the site being from what is called the Common Era.
He explained more in a lecture at the University of Edinburgh.
“It is hard to imagine that a Roman-period coastal community of this size is nowhere mentioned in textual sources, and the site might be identified with one of the unlocated toponyms known from the Bible, perhaps the Dalmanutha of Mark 8:10."
This isn’t the only recent finding in the area. Click here for more Bible era discoveries.