A site called Tel Rekhesh, which corresponds to the first-century village of Anaharath, inches underground has been discovered by Archaeologists in Israel. It’s being called a Second Temple era discovery, which means it was there when Jesus preached in the Galilee. However, the only biblical reference to Anaharath is found in Joshua 19:19.
Experts believe the agricultural estate was abandoned after the Bar Kokhba Revolt, which destroyed the more southern Kingdom of Judah but left the Galilee relatively undamaged. Dr. Aviam said it appeared the residents of the estate fled for an unknown reason, though the Romans conducted a scorched-earth military campaign against Jews throughout Israel after the Bar Kokhba Revolt. CONTINUE