Bethsaida Excavations

CCCRH Executive Director, Dr Gregory Jenks, is also the coin curator for the Bethsaida Excavations Project on the northern shore of the Sea of Galilee. Dr Jenks is currently working with colleagues from the Coin Department of the Israel Antiquities Authority and the Bethsaida Excavations Project to prepare a comprehensive report on the more than 600 coins recovered during the period 1987–2016.

Previous coin studies have included:


Gregory C. Jenks, "The Hellenistic and Early Roman Coins from Et-Tell." ASOR Annual Meeting, 16–20 November 2022.


Gregory C. Jenks, 180831 JENKS Medieval Coin Report 1987-2016 Consolidated Updated study of the 64 coins from the Medieval period recovered from the excavations at et-Tell (Bethsaida) between 1987 and 2016. 


Gregory C. Jenks, “The Medieval Coins from Bethsaida.” Presentation to the Bethsaida Excavations Project session, SBL International Conference, Buenos Aires, July 2015.


Gregory C. Jenks,  “Bethsaida Coin Report: 2014 Season” The complete list of coins recovered during the 2014 season of the Bethsaida Excavation Project, with detailed descriptions and photographs. Prepared in collaboration with and under the supervision of Donald T. Ariel, Head of the Coin Department, Israel Antiquities Authority. The contributions of Ariel Berman, David Jacobson, and Peter Lewis are gratefully acknowledged.


Gregory C. Jenks, “More than just Couch ChangeBethsaida Coin Report 2001-2012.” In Bethsaida in Archaeology, History, and Ancient Culture. A Festschrift in Honor of John T. Greene,  edited by J. Harold Ellens, 152–87. Newcastle upon Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2014.


Gregory C. Jenks, “A Roman coin from Bethsaida (Et-tell).”  In  A Life in Parables and Poetry: Pedagogue, Poet, Scholar. Essays in honor of Mishael Maswari Caspi,  edited John T. Greene, 121–32. Berlin: Klaus Schwarz, 2014.


Gregory C. Jenks, “2013 Bethsaida Coin Report” In Rami Arav, Kate Raphael, Carl Savage, Nicolae Roddy, Toni Fisher & Gregory C. Jenks, Report on the 2013 Excavation Season. (Omaha, NE: Consortium for the Bethsaida Excavations Project, 2013).    

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