BETHSAIDA, OCTOBER 3, AD 28
The large tent city at Bethsaida has been closed, and the apostles and disciples of Jesus have broken up into groups to preach their gospel in Galilee. There are 117 new teachers who have been trained for this effort. Each of the original twelve apostles has formed teams of a dozen or so enthusiasts. Early Sunday morning, James gave the evangelists a short speech to send them on their way. Jesus spoke only briefly, announcing that the new groups were competent to go forth and teach the gospel.
David Zebedee has set up permanent headquarters at his father’s home in Bethsaida to support Jesus’ work. This serves as a clearinghouse and relay station for the messenger service which David uses to facilitate communications between the workers in various parts of Palestine and adjacent regions. This service employs about forty to fifty runners.
(Extract from Chronicle of the life and teachings of Jesus of Nazareth.
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