Bethsaida, just north of the Sea of Galilee, was home to Peter, Andrew and Philip and, according to tradition, Zebedee and his sons. It was also scene of the feeding of the 5,000 and of Jesus’ healing of a blind man. Finds from Jesus’ time include a fisherman’s house and a cobbled street. This was also the capital of the biblical Geshur, whose massive burned gates were destroyed by the Assyrians in 732 BCE. A shaded prayer place with a fine view of the lake welcomes visitors.