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Nazareth

Nazareth, t he place where Jesus grew up, is a thriving town

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Nazareth

Nazareth was a small village in the time of Jesus, living under the shadow of the neighboring city of Sepphoris. As a result of it being the place where Jesus grew up, Nazareth today is a thriving town while Sepphoris is the neighboring archaeological ruin.


The area around the Basilica of the Annunciation has been extensively excavated and remains of the first century village can be seen by appointment.


 

From the Scriptures

Nazareth Matthew Chapter 2
19 But when Herod died, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared in a dream to Joseph in Egypt, saying, 20 “Rise, take the child and his mother, and go to the land of Israel, for those who sought the child’s life are dead.” 21 And he rose and took the child and his mother, and went to the land of Israel. 22 But when he heard that Archelaus reigned over Judea in place of his father Herod, he was afraid to go there, and being warned in a dream he withdrew to the district of Galilee. 23 And he went and dwelt in a city called Nazareth, that what was spoken by the prophets might be fulfilled, “He shall be called a Nazarene.”
 
John Chapter 1
45 Philip found Nathana-el, and said to him, “We have found him of whom Moses in the law and also the prophets wrote, Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph.” 46 Nathana-el said to him, “Can anything good come out of Nazareth?” Philip said to him, “Come and see.”

The Revised Standard Version, (New York: Oxford University Press, Inc.) 1973, 1977.

 

Sites & Attractions

Visitors step into the Bible and experience Nazareth as it during the time of Jesus and...
A Catholic-Greek church built in 1877 in the heart of the market in Nazareth. According...
Ecclesiastical complex on top of Mount Tabor, identified by Christians as the place whe...
This church, which marks the traditional home of Joseph and Mary, was built in 1914 ove...
Franciscan church and monastery on top of Jaffa Hill, built at the end of the 19th cent...

Accommodations

The Fauzi Azar Inn is a 200 year-old Arab mansion turned guest house, in the heart of...
The Rimonim Ha'Maayan Nazareth Hotel preserves the character of this historic city as t...
​In The Hotel 28 rooms.
The King Solomon Gardens Hotel is situated on one of Netanya’s loveliest cliffs just a ...
Christian Sites