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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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Mary of Nazareth - Book 6: Jesus travels in India and Tibet

By David M Keane

Independently published
Released: October 28th, 2018
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  • ISBN: 1728684188
  • EAN: 9781728684185
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  • Number of Pages: 248
  • Author: David M Keane
  • Publication Date: October 28th, 2018
  • Release Date: October 28th, 2018
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See Galilee, Nazareth, and Tiberias

By Chelsea Kong

Independently published
Released: May 15th, 2021
Paperback (41 pages)

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  • EAN: 9798504964591
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  • Format: Large Print
  • Number of Pages: 41
  • Author: Chelsea Kong
  • Publication Date: May 15th, 2021
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The Jesus Trail Guidebook - Hiking Through History: From Nazareth to the Sea of Galilee

By IBL Press

Independently published
Released: May 30th, 2022
Paperback (95 pages)

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  • EAN: 9798832558035
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  • Number of Pages: 95
  • Author: IBL Press
  • Publication Date: May 30th, 2022
  • Release Date: May 30th, 2022
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Walking the Jesus Trail: Nazareth to the Sea of Galilee

By Anna Dintaman

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Released: January 1st, 2013
Paperback (256 pages)

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  • Manufacturer: Village to Village Press
  • Brand: imusti
  • ISBN: 0984353321
  • EAN: 9780984353323
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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Number of Pages: 256
  • Authors: Anna Dintaman, David Landis
  • Publication Date: January 1st, 2013
  • Release Date: January 1st, 2013
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The School of Nazareth: A Spiritual Journey with St. Joseph

By Mark Hartfiel

Ubsvaky
Released: January 31st, 2016
Paperback (102 pages)

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  • Brand: Ubsvaky
  • ISBN: 1523881577
  • EAN: 9781523881574
  • PartNumber: 43238-2371
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  • Edition: First Edition
  • Number of Pages: 102
  • Author: Mark Hartfiel
  • Publication Date: January 31st, 2016
  • Release Date: January 31st, 2016
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  • Weight: 0.28 Pounds
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Nazareth: ERETZ Magazine Guide

By Yadin Roman

Independently published
Released: December 1st, 2016
Paperback (176 pages)

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  • ISBN: 1549929569
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  • Number of Pages: 176
  • Author: Yadin Roman
  • Publication Date: December 1st, 2016
  • Release Date: December 1st, 2016
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The Basilica of the Annunciation at Nazareth and Adjacent Shrines

By G S P Freeman-Grenville

Carta Jerusalem
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  • Brand: Carta Jerusalem
  • ISBN: 9652202428
  • EAN: 9789652202420
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  • Number of Pages: 64
  • Author: G S P Freeman-Grenville
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