Search
 

 More From Region

 

Sepphoris

Sepphoris, a national park with fascinating ruins, was a prosperous town in Jesus’ day that would become known as the “ornament of all Galilee.”

On this Page:

Sepphoris, a few hours' walk from Nazareth, was a prosperous town in Jesus’ day that would become known as the “ornament of all Galilee.” Today, it is a national park where fascinating ruins enrich your understanding of New Testament times.

Joanna, a follower of Jesus and the wife of Cuza (Luke 8:3), may have hailed from Sepphoris, the regional capital of Herod Antipas, whose steward Cuza was.

Considering the town was under construction when Jesus was growing up, and Joseph’s profession, according to the Greek, was actually “builder,” some say Joseph, and even Jesus himself, could have worked here. A reconstructed villa with its gorgeous “Mona Lisa of Galilee” mosaic, a theater, market streets and other finds showcase daily life in Roman times.


At Sepphoris, where the biblical commentary known as the Mishnah was codified in the third century, Christian visitors are also fascinated by the scriptural symbols of its sixth-century synagogue mosaic, which tell a story of faith and redemption.

 

 Sites & Attractions

 
The Room of the Last Supper – The Coenaculum. According to Christian tradition, already...
Zippori National Park, encompassing the ruins of a talmudic city, is located west of Na...
The winery was established in 2000 and it produces around 1,000,000 bottles annually. T...
The Or Torah (Tunisian) Synagogue’s claim to fame is that it is literally covered in mo...
The winery was established in 2004 and it produces approximately 17,000 bottles annuall...
The winery was established in 2003 and it produces approximately 100,000 bottles annual...
 

 Accommodations

 
Near the beach, the hotel's well-designed rooms and suites face the sea. Facilities inc...
Hotel situated on Hezliya's seashore, with a direct access to the beach. Hotel offers s...
Hotel suitable for Jewish religious public.
 

 VideoSideVWP

 
 

 RelevantArticle

 
 

 Events In Area

 
 

 Untitled

 
Christian Sites