ISRAEL PHOTOS III  -- A COLLECTION OF PHOTOS FROM ISRAEL 

WITH DESCRIPTIONS OF SCENES AND SITES PERTINENT TO THE STUDY OF CHRISTIANITY

MT. PRECIPICE, NAZARETH, ISRAEL


Nazareth as seen from near Afula (Sept. 2003)

This photo was taken on the road from Tabor to Afula.  Nazareth was on top of the mountain to the right.  It extended behind the front ridge including behind the mountain where the road cut is.  This mountain to the left is called Mount Precipice.  According to tradition this is the place where the henchmen of Nazareth tried to put an end to Jesus' ministry.


Mt. of Precipice from the Afula-Nazareth Rd.

The Mt. of Precipice is the mountain to the left of Mt. Nazareth on the right.

After a few hours in a library reading B. Bagatti during 2007 I found that a very old tradition marks a cliff below the summit of Mt. Nazareth as the "Mount of Precipice."  There were steps below the cliff and a platform with a niche in the center and a cistern to either side of the platform.  This shrine below the cliff in the center of the photo might date back to Byzantine times.  The hill is behind the Renaissance Hotel, Nazareth. In the second photo from the top this hill is to the left of the vertical rock cut on the high mountain. 

Luke 4

16 And he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up: and he entered, as his custom was, into the synagogue on the sabbath day, and stood up to read.
17
And there was delivered unto him the book of the prophet Isaiah. And he opened the book, and found the place where it was written,
18
The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, Because he anointed me to preach good tidings to the poor: He hath sent me to proclaim release to the captives, And recovering of sight to the blind, To set at liberty them that are bruised,
19
To proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord.
20
And he closed the book, and gave it back to the attendant, and sat down: and the eyes of all in the synagogue were fastened on him.
21
And he began to say unto them, To-day hath this scripture been fulfilled in your ears.
22
And all bare him witness, and wondered at the words of grace which proceeded out of his mouth: and they said, Is not this Joseph's son?
23
And he said unto them, Doubtless ye will say unto me this parable, Physician, heal thyself: whatsoever we have heard done at Capernaum, do also here in thine own country.
24
And he said, Verily I say unto you, No prophet is acceptable in his own country.
25
But of a truth I say unto you, There were many widows in Israel in the days of Elijah, when the heaven was shut up three years and six months, when there came a great famine over all the land;
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and unto none of them was Elijah sent, but only to Zarephath, in the land of Sidon, unto a woman that was a widow.
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And there were many lepers in Israel in the time of Elisha the prophet; and none of them was cleansed, but only Naaman the Syrian.
28
And they were all filled with wrath in the synagogue, as they heard these things;
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and they rose up, and cast him forth out of the city, and led him unto the brow of the hill whereon their city was built, that they might throw him down headlong. 
30
But he passing through the midst of them went his way.

See also:  Traditional Mount of Precipice -- Israel Photos IV

 

Parable of the Mustard Seed
     A Mustard Field Along Highway 87-North Shore of Galilee
     Mustard Seeds in the Palm of a Hand
     A Branching Mustard Plant Near the Jordan River/Bethsaida
     Mustard Field March 1999
     Mustard Flowers
Upper Most Seats of the Synagogue

The Fig Tree
     Mt of Olives Fig Tree April 12-13, 2005
     Fig and Pomegranate trees below Siloam in Jerusalem
     Israel Photos II fig tree page
     Sycomore Fig Tree
The Good Shepherd
The Parable of the Sheep and the Goats
     Goat Herder
Camels
Ritual Cleansing
Shechem
     The Olive Harvest of Samaria
     Mt. Ebal
     Olive Tree
Pearl of Great Price
A First Century Synagogue at Gamala
     View from the Vulture Overlook
     Overview of Gamala
Modern Galilee Fishing Boats
Kursi
     
Caves and/or Tombs
     Steep Slope near the Lake
Hippos
Feeding the 5,000
     On the Mountain
     Walking on Water

     Ramot-Zelon area
     Alternate location
Mt. Hermon
The Pool(s) of Bethesda in Jerusalem

     Healing Pools
     Southern Pool
     Crusader Chapel and St. Ann Church
The Pool of Siloam in Jerusalem
     Gihon Spring
     Hezekiah's Tunnel
     Overlook of  Siloam
Tower of Siloam
A Watch Tower in a Vineyard/Olive Grove
     Grape Vines at Beth Horan
     Towers

Mt. Precipice
     South Face
     Summit
     Over the edge
     Measuring Line
     View of Nazareth from near Megiddo
Nazareth
     The Basilica of the Annunciation
Capernaum

Healing a Paralytic in Capernaum
Bethsaida      
Waterskins and Wineskins
The Fish and the Coin
A Denarius
Casting out a demon
The Road to Jericho
     Old Roman Road
     Wilderness Above Jericho

     Old Jericho
Western Wall
Gethsemane and the Cave of  Gethsemane
Church of the Holy Sepulcher
Rolling Stone Tombs - Jerusalem
     Other Rolling Stone Tombs
Tiberias

Solar Power in Israel

Salt of the earth
Chorazin

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