43 The next day He purposed to go into Galilee, and He found Philip And Jesus said to him, "Follow Me."
44 Now Philip was from Bethsaida, of the city of Andrew and Peter.

NASBu  John 1:43-44

21 They went into Capernaum; and immediately on the Sabbath He entered the synagogue and began to teach…
29 And immediately after they came out of the synagogue, they came into the house of Simon and Andrew, with James and John.
30 Now Simon's mother-in-law was lying sick with a fever; and immediately
they spoke to Jesus about her.
NASBu  Mark 1:21, 29-30

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The Problem

In one gospel it is said that Peter and Andrew lived in Bethsaida, but in another gospel it is clearly stated that they lived in Capernaum. How will the Christians try to save their face?

John the Baptist points to Jesus

The start of Jesus’ ministry was his baptism in the river Jordan by John the Baptist. After his baptism and temptations, Jesus returned to the place of his baptism where John had already started to witness about the Messiah: ‘I baptize in water, but among you stands One whom you do not know. It is He who comes after me, the thong of whose sandal I am not worthy to untie.’ Discovering Jesus among the people, John pointed to him as the lamb of God.

The first disciples

Then things accelerated; some disciples of John decided to get acquainted with Jesus. And so it happened that Jesus came in contact with some of his later disciples: John, Andrew, Simon Peter, Philip, and Nathanael, also known as Bartholomew (John 1). We read that Peter and Andrew lived in Bethsaida at that time, (John 1:44), and there is no reason to doubt that information.

A learning community

Some time later, these individuals are followers of Jesus, the Rabbi of Nazareth. They formed a small community as was usual in Israel: a rabbi gathered intelligent students who were supposed to listen with interest to the lively discussions of the teacher and more advanced students.

The disciples of a teacher formed a learning community in which they could learn to behave according to the spiritual lessons they received. To form a close group the members had to leave their town to live in the Rabbi’s neighborhood. And so it was quite natural that Peter and Andrew also left their home town Bethsaida to move to Capernaum. There they bought (or hired) a house, as they also had to care for Peter’s mother-in-law.

Peter’s reward

Once Peter referred to his move: ‘Behold, we have left our own homes and followed You.’ And He said to them, ‘Truly I say to you, there is no one who has left house or wife or brothers or parents or children, for the sake of the kingdom of God, who will not receive many times as much at this time and in the age to come, eternal life.’ (Luke 18:28-30)

It is really embarrassing how little the critics know about the Bible they criticise.

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