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Remains of a house from the time of Jesus have been found in Nazareth -- the first discovery of its kind in the place where he grew up, Israel's Antiquities Authority said on Monday.
Archaeologists did not draw any direct link between the Nazareth dwelling and Jesus. His mother Mary's childhood home, many Christian faithful believe, was a cave over which Nazareth's imposing Church of the Annunciation now stands.
"The discovery is of the utmost importance since it reveals for the very first
"The discovery is of the utmost importance since it reveals for the very first time a house from the Jewish village of Nazareth,"
Originally posted by pause4thought
So if a town wasn't mentioned in the OT it couldn't have existed? Right...
Yardenna Alexandre, who directed a dig near the church, said it exposed the walls of a first-century house that consisted of two rooms and a courtyard.
"The discovery is of the utmost importance since it reveals for the very first time a house from the Jewish village of Nazareth," Alexandre said in a statement issued by the Antiquities Authority.
"The building that we found is small and modest and it is most likely typical of the dwellings in Nazareth in that period," she said.
Philip found Nathanael and said to him, "We have found him of whom Moses in the Law and also the prophets wrote, Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph." Nathanael said to him, "Can anything good come out of Nazareth?" Philip said to him, "Come and see."...
...Nathanael answered him, "Rabbi, you are the Son of God! You are the King of Israel!"
Originally posted by ZeroKnowledge
there is a settlement of Susiya near ancient synagogue and ruins of relatively large populated area ,but nothing is mentioned in bible or other sources in that area. So if it was not mentioned, you also will call it a lie? For your information - i was there and saw the ruins myself.
Wouldn't you be friend with everyone and wouldn't many people also be family?
Also, where is the synagogue?
You say just because there was no mention of Nazareth in the OT doesn't mean it didn't exist,
but if Nazareth wasn't mentioned in non-christian text then what makes you say that it DID exist?
Originally posted by ModernAcademia
Everyone go here to see a picture of the archaelogist