Archaeologists believe they have uncovered the Church of the Apostles in Israel. The church was mentioned in recordings by Bavarian bishop Willibald in 725 C.E. when he visited the Holy Land and is significant because it was believed to have been built on top of the house of apostles and brothers Peter and Andrew.
“The church indicates that there existed a living memory in the Christian community about the location of Bethsaida, home of Peter, Andrew and Philip (John 1:44),” Professor Steven Notley of Nyack Collegetold Fox News. Notley noted the find is significant for another reason: Previously, many scholars questioned the church’s existence.