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Nazareth


Nazareth, Israel
Nazareth is the capital of, and largest city in, the North District of Israel. As of 2006, Nazareth had an estimated population of 64,800.

During 1948 Arab-Israeli War, the city, despite having a majority Arab population, was easily captured by Israeli troops. Arab town leaders agreed to a formal surrender document in exchange for promises for Israeli officers, including Ben Dunkelman who led the operation, that no harm would come to either the town or the civilian population of the town. Hours later Haim Laskov (who would later in life become Israeli Chief of Staff) ordered Dunkelman to expel all Arab civilians from the town, but Dunkelman refused the order. Laskov then tried to get the order sanctioned by higher authority, but David Ben-Gurion vetoed it. As a result of these events, the Arab population remained in the Nazareth, and today the city is home to a large number of Israel's Arab citizens, and acts as the effective capital for Israeli Arabs.

According to the New Testament, Jesus spent his childhood in Nazareth. The city is thus an important location for Christian pilgrimage, and there are many sites in Nazareth with biblical associations. These include:
  • The Church of the Annunciation - The largest Christian building in the Middle East, and in Roman Catholic tradition, the site where the Archangel Gabriel announced the future birth of Jesus to the Virgin Mary.

  • St. Gabriel's Church - According to East Orthodox tradition, the site of the annunciation

  • The Synagogue Church - The traditional location of the synagogue where Jesus taught.

  • Church of St. Joseph's Carpentry - The traditional location of Joseph's workshop.

  • Mensa Christi Church - The traditional location where Jesus dined with the Apostles after the Resurrection.

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Walking The Jesus Trail: Nazareth to the Sea of Galilee (Village to Village Guide)

By Anna Dintaman

Village to Village Press
Released: September 1st, 2017
Paperback (160 pages)

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  • Manufacturer: Village to Village Press
  • ISBN: 098435333X
  • EAN: 9780984353330
  • PartNumber: unknown
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  • Paperback
  • Edition: 3rd Revised edition
  • Number of Pages: 160
  • Authors: Anna Dintaman, David Landis
  • Publication Date: September 1st, 2017
  • Release Date: September 1st, 2017
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  • Size: 7.0866 Inches by 5.39369 Inches by 0.27559 Inches
  • Weight: 0.3417165061 Pounds
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Beyond the Basilica: Christians and Muslims in Nazareth (University of Chicago Geography Research Papers)

By Chad F. Emmett

University of Chicago Press
Released: February 7th, 1995
Paperback (328 pages)

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Beyond the Basilica: Christians and Muslims in Nazareth (University of Chicago Geography Research Papers)
  • Manufacturer: University of Chicago Press
  • ISBN: 0226207110
  • EAN: 9780226207117
  • PartNumber: Illustrated
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  • Paperback
  • Edition: 1
  • Number of Pages: 328
  • Author: Chad F. Emmett
  • Publication Date: February 7th, 1995
  • Release Date: February 7th, 1995
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  • Size: 9.0 Inches by 6.0 Inches by 0.82 Inches
  • Weight: 0.99648942424 Pounds
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The Basilica of the Annunciation at Nazareth and Adjacent Shrines

By G S P Freeman-Grenville

Brand: Carta,The Israel Map Publishing Company Ltd,Israel
Paperback (64 pages)

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  • Manufacturer: Carta Jerusalem
  • Brand: Brand: Carta,The Israel Map Publishing Company Ltd,Israel
  • ISBN: 9652202428
  • EAN: 9789652202420
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  • Number of Pages: 64
  • Author: G S P Freeman-Grenville
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  • Size: 9.8 Inches by 5.5 Inches by 0.3 Inches
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Letters to Cephas: Book Four (A Small and Burnished Stone): The Travels of Thomas the Apostle from India to Jerusalem in the Fourth through Twelfth Years after the crucifixion of Jesus of Nazareth

By S T Villoth

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Released: January 27th, 2019
Paperback (285 pages)

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  • ISBN: 1523907088
  • EAN: 9781523907083
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  • Paperback
  • Number of Pages: 285
  • Author: S T Villoth
  • Publication Date: January 27th, 2019
  • Release Date: January 27th, 2019
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  • Size: 9.0 Inches by 6.0 Inches by 0.72 Inches
  • Weight: 0.93 Pounds
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Travel Like a Local - Map of Nazareth (Black and White Edition): The Most Essential Nazareth (Israel) Travel Map for Every Adventure

By Maxwell Fox

Independently published
Released: December 16th, 2018
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  • ISBN: 1791815472
  • EAN: 9781791815479
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  • Number of Pages: 50
  • Author: Maxwell Fox
  • Publication Date: December 16th, 2018
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