ISRAEL PHOTOS III  -- A COLLECTION OF PHOTOS FROM ISRAEL 

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

SUMMIT


Zoomed in view of Mt. Nazareth (Sept. 2003)

During this trip I was able to measure one of the vertical drops from atop the cliffs below the summit near the middle of the photo as reported in one of the following pages.


(April 2005)



Sign on top of mountain  (Sept. 2003)

A plaque on the mountain above the Mt. of Precipice is shown above.  The traditional Mount of Precipice was in the photo below, across from the higher mount where the photo was framed from.


The lower trail to the base of the cliff in the lower center of the photo was the base of the traditional Mt. Precipice

In his book,  Sacred Sites of the Gospels, W. Sanday wrote:    

     "There are no less than four so-called Cliffs of Precipitation (referring to the incident of St. Luke iv. 29): one in the hands of the Latins; one in the hands of the Greeks; one some way out of Nazareth (the cliff shown in PL LIII area of the above photos), and the one in the plate, which is not only more probable than the rest, but in itself really probable, as it lies just at the back of ancient Nazareth."  Oxford 1903.  Sanday wrote this statement after an extensive tour of early Christian sites.


Plate described by Sanday as his choice of the traditional precipice located somewhere behind Nazareth center.

A passage from GUIDE TO PALESTINE AND SYRIA, 1910, MACMILLAN & CO., LONDON:

Perhaps with the exception of Mary’s Well (see below), the only genuine relic of antiquity is the ancient Jewish Synagogue, now converted into a Greek church, which is well worthy of a visit.  It is quite possible that this was in existence in the time of Christ, and it may have been the place where He delivered His first memorable discourse (St. Luke iv., 16-30), which so aroused the indignation of His fellow citizens that they hurried Him to the brow of the hill to cast Him down headlong, the punishment of blasphemers (see p. 57 [Talmudic law]).  The so called Mount of Precipitation to the south of Nazareth, which is the ecclesiastical traditional scene of the incident, seems hardly a possible site, as it was the brow of the hill “whereon their city was built,” and the mount in question is some distance away.  Probably the correct scene is on the heights above the Orphanage.  …


Map of Nazareth from New Guide to the Holy Land, Father B. Meistermann, 1907, London

From another source there was supposed to be a 40 foot (30-50 ft high  in various descriptions) cliff behind the Maronite Church that some favored as the probable location of the attempted execution of Jesus Christ.

For another page about Jesus' visit to Nazareth:

Israel Photos IV:  Nazareth Synagogue

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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