Although born in Bethlehem, according to Matthew and Luke, Jesus was a Galilean from Nazareth , a village near Sepphoris, one of the two major cities of Galilee (Tiberias was the other). 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.
Jesus’ name in Hebrew was “ Yeshua ” which translates to English as Joshua . So how did we get the name “Jesus”?
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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He was known to those around him as a carpenter of Nazareth , a town in Galilee, and as the son of Joseph (John 6:42). Matthew and Luke report that Jesus was born in Bethlehem, famous in Jewish history as the city of David. Following his baptism Jesus went into the desert for prayer and reflection.
Seven Signs Changing water into wine at Cana in John 2:1-11 – “the first of the signs” Healing the royal official’s son in Capernaum in John 4:46-54. Healing the paralytic at Bethesda in John 5:1-15. Feeding the 5000 in John 6:5-14. Jesus walking on water in John 6:16-24. Healing the man blind from birth in John 9:1-7.
Mary Magdalene as Jesus’s wife.
Jesus does not have a last name . Last names were not common in those times. Christ is not a name , but a title. Christ means “anointed” or “Messiah”, so Jesus became the “Christ” or “Messiah” when he got baptized at the age of 30.
Mary is almost always decked out in blue , while Jesus typically wears red. Throughout history, blue has been considered a sacred and valuable hue.
With the story of the birth of Christ coinciding with this date, many Christian symbols for Christ use the astrological symbol for Pisces, the fishes. The figure Christ himself bears many of the temperaments and personality traits of a Pisces, and is thus considered an archetype of the Piscean.
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).
Nazareth , Arabic an-Nāṣira, Hebrew Naẕerat, historic city of Lower Galilee, in northern Israel ; it is the largest Arab city of the country.
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.
Defenders of religion have countered that the question is improper: We ask, “If all things have a creator, then who created God?” Actually, only created things have a creator, so it’s improper to lump God with his creation. God has revealed himself to us in the Bible as having always existed.
The Bible teaches that God’s sovereignty is an essential aspect of who he is, that he has supreme authority and absolute power over all things . And yes he is very much active, despite our perplexity. Scripture says, God works “ all things according to the counsel of his will” (Ephesians 1:11).
Matthew begins by calling Jesus the son of David , indicating his royal origin, and also son of Abraham, indicating that he was an Israelite; both are stock phrases, in which son means descendant, calling to mind the promises God made to David and to Abraham.