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Geographical clues to the truth of the Gospels

Most of us have been reduced to being armchair travellers in the current circumstances. Thankfully with so much TV, internet and literature we have many ways to virtually leave our homes and explore the world.

Defending our faith Chris Sinkinson
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Ruins of houses in Bethsaida, about two kilometres from the lake of Galilee | photo: iStock

But how do we distinguish between reliable, authentic guides to travel and history from the spurious and mythological? We instinctively look for the signs in the details. Do writers and directors really know the locations they try to describe? We have probably all watched news reports or documentaries that concern our local area, but made by people without local knowledge. We spot any blunders and laugh at any howlers. The credibility of the reports is undermined.