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A village in Lower Galilee that was Jesus’ childhood home; situated on a ridge 500 meters above sea level.
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The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
NAZARETH (PLACE). The town of Jesus’ youth in Lower Galilee, just N of the valley of Jezreel (M.R. 178234). The Sea of Galilee lies 15 miles to the E while the Mediterranean lies 20 miles to the W Nazareth is identified by Matthew (2:23) and Luke (1:26; 2:4, 39) as the village of Mary and Joseph, the
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Nazareth. Village in the Roman province of Galilee, the home of Joseph, Mary, and Jesus. Always small and isolated, Nazareth is not mentioned in the OT, the Apocrypha, intertestamental Jewish writings, or the histories of Josephus. The town lies just north of the plain of Esdraelon in the limestone hills
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Nazareth Nazʹə-reth [Gk Nazara (th), Nazaret (h) (etymology uncertain; see below)]. A city of Lower Galilee in the hill area just N of the great plain of Esdraelon. The top of the hill behind Nazareth commands a magnificent panorama, with the Sea of Galilee about 24 km (15 mi) to the east and the blue
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
NAZARETH Village in the Roman province of Galilee, the home of Joseph, Mary, and Jesus. Always small and isolated, Nazareth is not mentioned in the OT, the Apocrypha, intertestamental Jewish writings, or the histories of Josephus. The town lies just north of the plain of Esdraelon in the limestone hills
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Nazareth (naz´uh-rith), the city from which Jesus’s mother came (Luke 1:26) and where Jesus grew up (Matt. 2:23; 13:54; Luke 2:4, 51; 4:16). Nazareth was an insignificant agricultural village nestled in the hills four miles from Sepphoris, the capital of Galilee. It is not mentioned in the Hebrew Bible,
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
NAZARETH. The village of Nazareth, secluded among the surrounding hills of Lower Galilee, was not a significant place until it became famous in NT times as the boyhood home of Jesus. The ancient town is represented by the modern site of en-NaÆzirah, and the general location is one of the most beautiful
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
NAZARETH. A town of Galilee where Joseph and Mary lived, and the home of Jesus for about 30 years until he was rejected (Lk. 2:39; 4:16, 28–31). He was therefore called Jesus of Nazareth. It is not mentioned in the OT, the Apocrypha, by Josephus, or in the Talmud. (The earliest Jewish reference to it
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Nazareth (Gk. Nazarét, Nazaréth)A city in central Galilee located on a ridge overlooking the Jezreel Valley to the south and the Beth-neṭofa Valley (Sahl el-Baṭṭof) to the north (170234). There are no literary references to Nazareth prior to the NT, and Josephus never mentions the site. Variant
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Nazareth [năzˊə rĕth] (Gk. Nazara, Nazarat[h], Nazaret, Nazareth; perhaps from Heb. nāṣar “watch, guard, observe” or nēṣer “sprout, descendant”). A city in Galilee where Jesus grew up.The location of Nazareth at modern en-Nâṣirah is generally accepted. The village is situated on the side
The Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land
NAZARETH The small town in Galilee where Jesus spent his childhood and youth, and from which he set forth to visit the towns and villages of Galilee (Matt. 2:23; Mark 1:9; Luke 1:26; 2:4, 39, 51). The New Testament mentions a synagogue there (Luke 4:16). After the destruction of the Second Temple Jews
Catholic Bible Dictionary
NAZARETH The town in Lower Galilee (modern en-Nasira), north of the valley of Jezreel, that was the residence of Mary and Joseph and the place where Jesus grew up (Matt 2:23; Luke 1:26, 4:16). Because he grew up there, Jesus was called “Jesus of Nazareth” (Matt 21:11; Mark 1:9; John 1:45; Acts 10:38;