By:  David Hall


Tell Dan
Caesarea Philippi
Old Jerusalem
palm market
Tell Beersheva
Timnah Park

(March 1999)

This is a view from a mountain across from the Mt. of Precipice near the SW edge of Nazareth looking towards the SE.

Jesus had moved to Capernaum and the coastal region of the Lake of Galilee.  Jesus returned to his hometown Nazareth after it was said he was working miracles.  He had to read the scriptures during the Sabbath service in their synagogue and to comment about what he had read.  While Jesus was in Nazareth he was able to lay his hands on a few sick people and heal them.  He sensed the town's rejection of God's plan and told others God would not do miracles for them.   His neighbors were furious and tried to force him towards a cliff on the side of this mountain to throw him off.  Jesus was able to make his way to safety.  Some spoke well of Jesus and great crowds gathered to see and hear him.

In the late 19th century Scottish missionaries began work to establish a hospital in Nazareth.  Nazareth Hospital exists to serve the city of Nazareth to this day.  

(View from Mt. Precipice looking south towards Afula, Feb. 2002)

For a view of the summit of this mountain:


15 And he taught in their synagogues, being glorified of all.
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,
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;
26 and unto none of them was Elijah sent, but only to Zarephath, in the land of Sidon, unto a woman that was a widow.
27 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;
29 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.