nazareth


nazareth

noun

  1. a town in N Israel: the childhood home of Jesus.

noun

  1. a town in N Israel, in Lower Galilee: the home of Jesus in his youth. Pop: 62 700 (2003 est)

town in Lower Galilee, childhood home of Jesus, from Hebrew Natzerath, of unknown origin, perhaps a corruption of Gennesaret “Sea of Galilee.” An obscure village, not named in the Old Testament or contemporary rabbinical texts. The hometown of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph.

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