Excavations at Sea of Galilee Uncover Evidence of City Where Jesus Cast Out Legion of Demons

Slab-compressedJERUSALEM — Archaeologists have uncovered a rare marble slab near the Sea of Galilee that some believe provides evidence of a city mentioned in Scripture where Jesus cast a legion demons out of a man who lived among the tombs.

The 1,500-year old slab was found in what is believed to have once been a synagogue in Kursi, and contains an inscription in Hebrew letters that includes the phrases “remembered for good” and “amen.”

The excavation and research effort was led by Dr. Haim Cohen and Professor Michal Artzy of the Hatter Laboratory at the University of Haifa, in cooperation with the Israel Antiquities Authority and the Nature and Parks Authority. The find is stated to provide proof that there was a Jewish or Christian settlement at the site.

“The presence of a Jewish site on the eastern shores of the Sea of Galilee is a very rare phenomenon,” Cohen told reporters. “Until now, we have not had any proof that Jewish settlements existed during this period along the eastern shores of the Sea of Galilee.”

Professor Artzy found the discovery to be a rare and fascinating find.

“The dedication comprises eight lines, so that it is very detailed or expansive. In most cases we do not find so many words in Hebrew letters engraved on stone, so the person to whom the inscription was dedicated must have had a tremendous influence on the local people,” she stated. “There is no parallel for such a detailed and expensive dedication in archeological findings to date in Israel.”

Researchers have believed for some time that Kursi might have been the “country of the Gadarenes,” the coastal region mentioned in the Scriptures where Jesus cast out legion of evil spirits from a demon-possessed man.

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“And they came over unto the other side of the sea, into the country of the Gadarenes. And when He was come out of the ship, immediately there met him out of the tombs a man with an unclean spirit,” Mark 5 reads. “And He asked him, ‘What is thy name?’ And he answered, saying, ‘My name is Legion: for we are many.’

When the demons asked to be sent into the nearby swine, Jesus commanded them to go, and the spirits entered into the pigs, which ran over a cliff and into the sea—presumably the Sea of Galilee.

“And they that fed the swine fled, and told it in the city and in the country. And they went out to see what it was that was done,” the Scriptures outline. “And they came to Jesus, and saw him that was possessed with the devil and had the legion, sitting, and clothed, and in his right mind: and they were afraid. … And they began to pray him to depart out of their coasts.”

Jesus is believed to have arrived in Kursi after traveling over the Sea of Galilee.


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  • Emmanuel

    This is not enough evidence or science to prove Jesus or God. Nice try. 😉

    • NGN

      correct

      • Emmanuel

        Jesus should’ve carved a selfie on the rock so all liberals can have proof.

  • bowie1

    It’s good to see more and more archaeology is corroborating what is written down in scriptures. Naturally, skeptics will dismiss it outright, since it does not fit in with their own preconceived notions. If some of today’s events were written down in the Bible they would not believe simply because of where it is written down. Being in the Bible is enough for the heathens to reject it.

    • Jolanda Tiellemans

      City might have existed, doesn’t mean there was a God, Christ. Yep I dismiss it.

      • bowie1

        Okay. But God may ask me to speak as a witness to your denial on the day of Judgement.

        • Jolanda Tiellemans

          Whatever floats your boat.

          • Mark Johnston

            like being a christian loving God keeping ur eyes to the light>>>>>is something I must defend and explain to ur dumbass………….U BEEN TOLD AGAIN!!! now the Ball is in ur hands!!! U gonna run for a touchdown??? or run up in stands!!??? ur choice, foolio

          • Jolanda Tiellemans

            Don’t like football.

      • Ax2root

        Do you desire to know the truth?

        Or

        Do you will NOT to desire to know the truth?

        • Jolanda Tiellemans

          Your truth? Proof that it is, true I mean.

          • Ax2root

            I asked you a SIMPLE QUESTION

            Do you desire to know the truth ?

            Yes or no ?

          • Jolanda Tiellemans

            So which one, yours or mine?

          • Ax2root

            There is only Truth or error.

            I believe Truth.

            If you want to know Truth see “Destined to Reign ” Joseph Prince ministry today 12/29/15 for clear understanding of Grace and Truth who is Jesus The Christ.

            Peace.

      • Mark Johnston

        aint u some special kina dumbass!!! joke is on u , burn forever …………U been told…………Jesus Christ Lord God Allmighty! will “Dismiss U” to the Lake of Fire………..YEP

        • Jolanda Tiellemans

          What ever you want to believe, you’re free to do so.

          • Mark Johnston

            I got 6 kids 2 ex wives and a hot black girlfriend>>>>:Sweetheart”<<<< she is wayyyyyy jealous too we goin to our Felton church in a niteclub this morning! to praise Jesus!!! hear some words out of the Good Book!

          • Mark Johnston

            dont date married men huh!!?? I just like Pussy……….God meant for it to be like that……….what men do u date!?? LOL stretch smile growl Ur Killin me dude ya gonna go worship the devil somewhere today??? tttttoooooooooooooooo funny

          • Jolanda Tiellemans

            Didn’t get it yet do you? Ok let me try to make it easier for you. I’m not a dude.

  • Josey

    There are the wheat and the tares, those that have ears to hear and those that refuse to hear regardless but that won’t excuse them on the day of judgement. God has shown the truth over and over and keeps bringing things to light, the fact is they reject truth because they like their darkness more than light and want to remain doing as they will. The bible even say during the tribulation that when their bodies are ate up with sores and they are being tormented by demons that they will still shake their fists at God knowing He is the deliverer, that is rebellion and stupidity because they serve the very one tormenting them, how stupid is that?

    Hebrews 11:1 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. I don’t need to see these artifacts that God is bringing to light daily as proof because I believe w/out seeing, I know that I know who He is, He has revealed Himself to me and I give Him praise for that but there will be many who will claim they didn’t know on judgement day but He will dismiss their words and show them in a blink of an eye that yes they were shown but decided to live their own way and they’ll be cast into outer darkness where there will be gnashing of teeth and torment forever and ever and they will be forever separated from God’s loving presence which to me would be the worst kind of torment. Psalms 19:1 To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David. The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork.

    If you don’t see God’s creation it’s because you choose to do things your own way, you are rebellious and don’t want to give Him the glory due to His Name.

    • Jolanda Tiellemans

      You know I read a lot of paranormal romance books about werewolves, shape shifters, etc. It futures real cities, but that doesn’t mean that werewolves, shape shifters are real. This is the same thing, the city that is futured in the bible is real, doesn’t mean the characters in the book are real.

      • Mark Johnston

        ever knocked a woman up!!??? and pulled ur baby out of her vagina!!??? If so??? U would KNOW GOD is REAL

        • Jolanda Tiellemans

          Roflmao!!!!! And you call me the dumbass. That is physical impossible.

          • Mark Johnston

            I got 6 kids I pulled a couple of them out “sweetheart”

          • Jolanda Tiellemans

            Your comment ‘ever knocked a woman up’ my response for me that is physical impossible.

            So you married to procreate? I’ll guess your wife is barefoot in the kitchen all day, the six kids hanging on her skirts.

            ‘Sweetheart’ sorry I don’t date married men.

          • Mark Johnston

            did anyone ask u for a date??? I have pulled babies out of 2 seperate healthy beautiful women “butthead” there ya like that better??? “Sweetheart”??? ur daddy shoulda wore a rubber , Huh???

          • Margie Peace

            Your words are not those of a Christian!

          • Mark Johnston

            never got to taste momma’s milk did ya ????its the best if the baby gets full on just one side IIIIII get to have other full tit

  • peanut butter

    More evidence that the New Testament and the life of Jesus are true. So many people believe that He was only a mythological character. But archaeology is proving, more and more, especially in recent years, that all the words of the Judeo-Christian Bible are the words of God.

    • Jolanda Tiellemans

      The words are from people who actually lived in real cities, still doesn’t proof that your God was real. Like I stated before, it’s the same as the books I read, cities are real, characters are fiction.

      • Mark Johnston

        tell all this to the LORD GOD ALLMIGHTY, when U die and are face to face wit ur creator! along wit the universe,and some dumbass REJECTS, such as urself

        • Jolanda Tiellemans

          God is not my creator. But you’re free to believe, like I’m free not to believe.

          • Mark Johnston

            whatever “Clevor”, My God created the heavens the earth mankind all the animals>>>Men and Women have this free choice in thier brains , to cling to Jesus or let the Devil have thier Soul >>>>U BEEN TOLD AGAIN!!!<<<<