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