A town on the NE of the Sea of Galilee where Peter, Andrew, and Philip were born according to John 1: 44; 12: 21. Luke (9: 10–17) locates the feeding of the 5,000 in the neighbourhood of Bethsaida, though Mark's geography (Mark 6: 45) is unclear. Nevertheless the inhabitants were unreceptive to Jesus' message (Matt. 11: 21).