Nazareth was set in a small basin surrounded by hills and wasn’t very accessible. It did have a water supply from what is called today Mary’s Well, and there is evidence of some limited terraced agriculture, as well as pasture fields.
The return of the family of Jesus to Nazareth , also known as the Return from Egypt, appears in the reports of the early life of Jesus given in the Canonical gospels. The Gospel of Matthew describes how Joseph, Mary, and Jesus went to Egypt to escape from Herod the Great’s slaughter of the baby boys in Bethlehem.
MK 6:4 Jesus said to them, “Only in his hometown, among his relatives and in his own house is a prophet without honor.” (5) He could not do any miracles there, except lay his hands on a few sick people and heal them. The reason He could not do miracles there was because of the attitude of the people!
Nazareth is known as “the Arab capital of Israel”. In 2019 its population was 77,445. The inhabitants are predominantly Arab citizens of Israel, of whom 69% are Muslim and 30.9% Christian. Nof HaGalil (formerly Nazareth Illit (lit. Nazareth .
|Nazareth النَّاصِرَة an-Nāṣira נָצְרַת Natzrat|
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Nazareth , Arabic an-Nāṣira, Hebrew Naẕerat, historic city of Lower Galilee, in northern Israel; it is the largest Arab city of the country. In the New Testament Nazareth is associated with Jesus as his boyhood home, and in its synagogue he preached the sermon that led to his rejection by his fellow townsmen.
Summary of Jesus ‘ life He was born to Joseph and Mary sometime between 6 bce and shortly before the death of Herod the Great (Matthew 2; Luke 1:5) in 4 bce. According to Matthew and Luke, however, Joseph was only legally his father .
Jesus ‘ real name , Yeshua, evolved over millennia in a case of transliteration. Wikimedia CommonsThe Greek transliteration of Jesus ‘ real name , “Iēsous”, and the late Biblical Hebrew version “Yeshua”.
It seems to me that the most likely scenario is that Jesus was born around 6 B.C., the wise men (by their own account) arrived in Jerusalem two years later in 4 B.C., and in that same year Joseph, Mary, and Jesus fled to Egypt, Herod died, and they returned .
Jesus recognized that the hope of the world did not rest on a few isolated healings in rural Galilee, but rather on the climatic miracle of his death and resurrection from the grave. The miracles , as signs pointing to the deeper truth about Jesus , should cause us to place our faith in him.
Sometimes, very rarely, impossible things just happen and we call them miracles . And that’s the theory. A miracle is a divine intervention that transcends what is normally perceived as natural law; and so to say, it cannot be explained upon any natural basis.
The transformation of water into wine at the Marriage at Cana or Wedding at Cana is the first miracle attributed to Jesus in the Gospel of John.
Satellite view is showing Nazareth , a historic town in lower Galilee, it is the largest city and the capital of the Northern District of Israel. Nazareth is located in the north of the country at the most southerly points of the Lebanon mountain range, about 25 km west from the Sea of Galilee (Lake Tiberias).
Today , the agricultural village of Jesus’s time, thought to have a population of 500 or so, is a modern, primarily Arab city of steeples and domes and the hurly-burly of commercial enterprise.
Nazareth’s Old City is most famous for its traditional shuk (Arabic for market) which attracts Israelis from across the country looking for traditional Arabic produce. Off the beaten track in the Old City are two sites which are worth a visit if you are feeling in a historic and cultural mood…