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Mosaic Floors From 1500-Yr-Old Lost Church Of The Apostles Found In Israel (Pics by Macsjebs: 5:47pm On Oct 24, 2021
Mosaic floors from the 1,500-year-old lost 'Church of the Apostles' built over the homes of Jesus' disciples Peter and Andrew are discovered in Israel

- Mosaic flooring was found in an Israeli biblical city that experts say was inside the lost Church of the Apostles
- Dating back some 1,500 years, the flooring includes two inscriptions written in ancient Greek
- The text mentions a deacon and a building project, along with a half medallion and words of the bishop
- The Church of the Apostles is said to have been atop of the home of Jesus' apostles Peter and Andrew


Archaeologists excavating a Byzantine-period structure in Biblical Bethsaida believe they have found new evidence proving the ancient ruins are of the long-lost Church of the Apostles.

The team unearthed a stunning mosaic flooring made of tiny yellow, red and orange tiles that bear two inscriptions written in ancient Greek.

The flooring, dating back 1,500 years, mentions a deacon and a building project, along with a half medallion and words of the bishop, according to a press release.

Much of the text is missing, but DailyMail.com translated part of the ancient language to read: 'In the years [or times] of our master, his holiness our bishop.'

Not only could the find prove the existence of the legendary church, but it would lead the team to the location of the home of Jesus' famed apostles, Peter and Andrew - as the Church of the Apostles was said to have been built atop their residence.



Excavations were led by Steven Notley of Nyack College and Mordechai Aviam of Kinneret Academic College of the Galilee, who have been working at the site since 2016.

In 2019, the team announced the discovery of remains they said belonged to the Church of the Apostles.

The Byzantine church was found near remnants of a Roman-era settlement, matching the location of Bethsaida as described by the first century AD Roman historian Flavius Josephus, Aviam said.

While mentions of the church can be found in Christian text dating as far back as the year 725 A.D., there has been no confirmation of its existence, leading some to doubt whether it was ever real.

The ruins, however, fit the account of Saint Willibald, a native of England and the Bavarian bishop of Eichstaett, who visited the area around 725 A.D. during a pilgrimage and said that a church at Bethsaida had been built on the site of Peter and Andrew's home.

He reported: 'And thence they went to Bethsaida, the residence of Peter and Andrew, where there is now a church on the site of their house.



According to Willibald, says Aviam, Bethsaida lay between the biblical sites of Capernaum and Kursi.

Aviam told AFP in 2019: 'The plan is of a church, the dates are Byzantine, the mosaic floors are typical... chancel screens, everything that is typical of a church.'

'Between Capernaum and Kursi there is only one place where a church is described by the visitor in the eighth century and we discovered it, so this is the one,' he said.

It is believed the church was destroyed by an earthquake in 749 A.D. and was mysteriously 'buried' by the seismic event, Haaretz reports.

And from then, the Church of the Apostles was lost and eventually forgotten.

Notley and Aviam, however, believe the mosaic floor could be the proof they need to convince the world that the Byzantine structure is indeed what was mentioned by Saint Willibald.



The inscriptions, which are incomplete due to pieces of the floor missing, are dedicated to a bishop who reigned when the church was renovated.

Aviam told Haaretz suggests the church had to have significance if it people put the time into fixing it at one point.

The other inscription highlights the deacon who constructed the complex.

The team is not only excited about possibly finding the legendary church, but if this is it that means they have also found the home of Peter and Andrew.

Christians recognize Saint Peter, originally a fisherman, as one of the first followers of Jesus and the leader of the early Church following the ascension.



The Catholic Church also venerates him as its first pope.

The Apostle Andrew is said to have been the first apostle Jesus called and the first apostle to claim Jesus was the Messiah.

And he was also Peter's brother.

In the Bible, John 1:44, it states that Bethsaida is the city of Andrew and Peter.

However, issues arise later in the book of Mark, chapter 1 verse 29, which says the brothers were from Capernaum, which Willibald said is a city along the way to the Church of the Apostles.



Source: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-10117041/Mosaic-floors-1-500-year-old-lost-Church-Apostles-discovered-Israel.html

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Re: Mosaic Floors From 1500-Yr-Old Lost Church Of The Apostles Found In Israel (Pics by Fahdiga(m): 5:59pm On Oct 24, 2021
And some fools says there's no God and that the Bible is a fiction

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Re: Mosaic Floors From 1500-Yr-Old Lost Church Of The Apostles Found In Israel (Pics by Righteousness2(m): 6:02pm On Oct 24, 2021
The Bottomline of all these Discoveries is that
JESUS CHRIST is LORD !
JESUS CHRIST is the only Way, the Truth and the Life.
JESUS Christ is Coming back again. Repent Ye and Believe the Gospel to avoid stories that touch the heart.

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Re: Mosaic Floors From 1500-Yr-Old Lost Church Of The Apostles Found In Israel (Pics by doggedfighter(f): 6:07pm On Oct 24, 2021
Alright
Re: Mosaic Floors From 1500-Yr-Old Lost Church Of The Apostles Found In Israel (Pics by jesusjnr2020(m): 6:15pm On Oct 24, 2021
Now that's my church right there. The church I belong to.

The church that Jesus built upon the foundation of His Word that was so formidable, the devil couldn't prevail against it. Matthew 16:18

That's when the church was church when the watchers were fully awake. That was before "men fell asleep" and the devil was able to break into the church to sow his tares, that has resulted in the joke we have today as church. Matthew 13:35

Oh, how I long for the return of the days when the church was still the church and the watchers were fully awake, so the devil couldn't be able to prevail against it or break into the church regardless of how much he tried.

I pray that God would restore the church back to its glory days, when the apostles of Christ were on fire and burning hot for the Lord proving too hot for the devil to handle. In Jesus name. Amen!

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Re: Mosaic Floors From 1500-Yr-Old Lost Church Of The Apostles Found In Israel (Pics by tillaman(m): 7:34pm On Oct 24, 2021
shocked

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Re: Mosaic Floors From 1500-Yr-Old Lost Church Of The Apostles Found In Israel (Pics by Emusan(m): 7:55pm On Oct 24, 2021
Nice discovery!

But is that not a Cross sign that enclosed the first word?

Early evidence of Jesus crucifixion!

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Re: Mosaic Floors From 1500-Yr-Old Lost Church Of The Apostles Found In Israel (Pics by wunmi590(m): 10:00pm On Oct 24, 2021


Israel, the home of ancient things

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Re: Mosaic Floors From 1500-Yr-Old Lost Church Of The Apostles Found In Israel (Pics by Ganggaa(m): 10:01pm On Oct 24, 2021
Mmmm

Re: Mosaic Floors From 1500-Yr-Old Lost Church Of The Apostles Found In Israel (Pics by Alal(m): 10:01pm On Oct 24, 2021
Hi
Re: Mosaic Floors From 1500-Yr-Old Lost Church Of The Apostles Found In Israel (Pics by gambia(m): 10:01pm On Oct 24, 2021
2021 is a year of discovery, we move.

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Re: Mosaic Floors From 1500-Yr-Old Lost Church Of The Apostles Found In Israel (Pics by SAFEENG: 10:02pm On Oct 24, 2021
Learn Urhobo as a beginner and speak immediately. Classes starts tomorrow.

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Re: Mosaic Floors From 1500-Yr-Old Lost Church Of The Apostles Found In Israel (Pics by Sundaypaul12345: 10:02pm On Oct 24, 2021
Wonderful

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Re: Mosaic Floors From 1500-Yr-Old Lost Church Of The Apostles Found In Israel (Pics by Pidginwhisper: 10:02pm On Oct 24, 2021
Good
Re: Mosaic Floors From 1500-Yr-Old Lost Church Of The Apostles Found In Israel (Pics by kramer: 10:03pm On Oct 24, 2021
Righteousness2:
The Bottomline of all these Discoveries is that
JESUS CHRIST is LORD !
JESUS CHRIST is the Way, the Truth and Life.
JESUS Christ is Coming back again.

If you believe this post (which is based on the findings of scientists/archeologists) then you must also believe that Dinosaurs once existed and that man evolved overtime, otherwise you're a hypocrite!

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Re: Mosaic Floors From 1500-Yr-Old Lost Church Of The Apostles Found In Israel (Pics by Yivatis: 10:03pm On Oct 24, 2021
Really
Re: Mosaic Floors From 1500-Yr-Old Lost Church Of The Apostles Found In Israel (Pics by hollah123: 10:04pm On Oct 24, 2021
Fahdiga:
And some fools says there's no God and that the Bible is a fiction
Abi ooo
The same way some idiots compare nnamdi kanu to Jesus Christ, selemempe even said he believed kanu more than Jesus cos he wasn't there during Jesus time.

Imagine

The same kanu wet buhari dey give watery beans chop?

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Re: Mosaic Floors From 1500-Yr-Old Lost Church Of The Apostles Found In Israel (Pics by Ewizard(m): 10:04pm On Oct 24, 2021
shocked
Re: Mosaic Floors From 1500-Yr-Old Lost Church Of The Apostles Found In Israel (Pics by BrickDevo: 10:04pm On Oct 24, 2021
Planned events

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Re: Mosaic Floors From 1500-Yr-Old Lost Church Of The Apostles Found In Israel (Pics by Austema(m): 10:05pm On Oct 24, 2021
I believe in Jesus Christ


He is my lord and personal Saviour

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Re: Mosaic Floors From 1500-Yr-Old Lost Church Of The Apostles Found In Israel (Pics by Abdullah36(m): 10:05pm On Oct 24, 2021
Fahdiga:
And some fools says there's no God and that the Bible is a fiction
Like...
Re: Mosaic Floors From 1500-Yr-Old Lost Church Of The Apostles Found In Israel (Pics by DarkCaesar(m): 10:05pm On Oct 24, 2021
F
Re: Mosaic Floors From 1500-Yr-Old Lost Church Of The Apostles Found In Israel (Pics by SlyDev: 10:06pm On Oct 24, 2021
Fahdiga:
And some fools says there's no God and that the Bible is a fiction

Is it not? grin you are so different from other Ibos you believe in God
Re: Mosaic Floors From 1500-Yr-Old Lost Church Of The Apostles Found In Israel (Pics by Cousin9999: 10:07pm On Oct 24, 2021
Looks fake.

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Re: Mosaic Floors From 1500-Yr-Old Lost Church Of The Apostles Found In Israel (Pics by AquaPetals(f): 10:07pm On Oct 24, 2021
I want this world to come to an end.
Let all the evil men perish.
Let Buhari go to Hades.
Let Atiku go to Sheol.
Let Tinubu seat beside Moses

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Re: Mosaic Floors From 1500-Yr-Old Lost Church Of The Apostles Found In Israel (Pics by Sundaypaul12345: 10:07pm On Oct 24, 2021
Halleluyah
Re: Mosaic Floors From 1500-Yr-Old Lost Church Of The Apostles Found In Israel (Pics by Lifeemetu(m): 10:08pm On Oct 24, 2021
Jesus is the only way
But some will say Christianity is a white man religion. My brother repent for the coming of the Lord is nigh

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Re: Mosaic Floors From 1500-Yr-Old Lost Church Of The Apostles Found In Israel (Pics by lomprico(m): 10:08pm On Oct 24, 2021
Dem never still sack ole?

which kain tin be this,.

the inscription is supposed to be in aramaic na

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