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Uncovered days before Christmas: Remains of a home in Nazareth that Jesus would have known
Daily Mail UK ^ | December 21, 2009 | Mail Foreign Service

Posted on 12/21/2009 7:40:42 PM PST by bogusname

The remains of the first dwelling in Nazareth that has been dated back to the time of Jesus have been unveiled - just days before Christmas. The find that could shed new light on what the hamlet was like during the period the New Testament says Jesus lived there as a boy, Israeli archaeologists said. The dwelling and older discoveries of nearby tombs in burial caves suggest that Nazareth was an out-of-the-way hamlet of around 50 houses on a patch of about four acres. It was evidently populated by Jews of modest means who kept camouflaged grottos to hide from Roman invaders, said archaeologist Yardena Alexandre, excavations director at the Israel Antiquities Authority, Based on clay and chalk shards found at the site, the dwelling appeared to house a 'simple Jewish family,' Alexandre added, as workers at the site carefully chipped away at mud with small pickaxes to reveal stone walls. Nazareth holds a cherished place in Christianity. It is the town where Christian tradition says Jesus grew up and where an angel told Mary she would bear the child of God. 'This may well have been a place that Jesus and his contemporaries were familiar with,' Alexandre said. A young Jesus may have played around the house with his cousins and friends, she said. 'It's a logical suggestion.' The discovery so close to Christmas has pleased local Christians...

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TOPICS: General Discusssion; History
KEYWORDS: archaeology; godsgravesglyphs; history; holyland; jesus; nazareth

1 posted on 12/21/2009 7:40:44 PM PST by bogusname
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To: bogusname

Great pics...thanks for the post!


2 posted on 12/21/2009 7:44:07 PM PST by roses of sharon (This is a feral government, broken from the civilizing constraints of the Constitution.)
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To: bogusname

Our Lady’s house is in Loreto and in tact!

http://starharbor.com/santiago/loreto.html


3 posted on 12/21/2009 7:47:16 PM PST by rbosque (11 year Freeper! The real reason the left wants to disarm us is becoming clearer.)
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To: bogusname

bookmark


4 posted on 12/21/2009 7:51:17 PM PST by GOP Poet (Obama is an OLYMPIC failure.)
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To: devolve; ntnychik; PhilDragoo; bogusname

Interesting pictures! Will have to come back and read all through the site.


5 posted on 12/21/2009 7:51:57 PM PST by potlatch (~~ COGITO ERGO SUM~~)
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To: bogusname
All that survived for a definite reason.
6 posted on 12/21/2009 7:53:45 PM PST by oyez ( damnant quod non intelligunt)
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To: bogusname

bookmark


7 posted on 12/21/2009 7:54:56 PM PST by massmike (...So this is what happens when OJ's jury elects the president....)
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To: oyez

I believe so too.


8 posted on 12/21/2009 7:55:00 PM PST by bogusname (Banish All Liberals)
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To: bogusname

“It is the town where Christian tradition says Jesus grew up”

Ah no it’s where the Bible says he grew up.


9 posted on 12/21/2009 7:55:50 PM PST by lasereye
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To: potlatch

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Bump

Me too!


10 posted on 12/21/2009 7:58:59 PM PST by devolve ( . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . It is only US taxpayer*s money! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .)
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To: lasereye

I know. We don’t need tradition.


11 posted on 12/21/2009 7:59:18 PM PST by bogusname (Banish All Liberals)
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To: devolve

Yeah, I went to the site, thinking of posting one of the photos but they are large. Looks interesting.


12 posted on 12/21/2009 8:02:00 PM PST by potlatch (~~ COGITO ERGO SUM~~)
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To: oyez

yup.

so the palestinian muzlims can claim it as theirs.

their land , their house.


13 posted on 12/21/2009 8:12:44 PM PST by himno hero
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To: potlatch

14 posted on 12/21/2009 8:13:51 PM PST by freedumb2003 (Communism comes to America: 1/20/2009. Keep your powder dry, folks. Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: bogusname

Incredible find! Just at the right time!


15 posted on 12/21/2009 8:21:53 PM PST by himno hero
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To: freedumb2003; devolve

Thank you for posting one of them. Don’t know if you had to resize it or not. I just was too busy to fool with it, lol.


16 posted on 12/21/2009 8:23:07 PM PST by potlatch (~~ COGITO ERGO SUM~~)
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To: potlatch
It was a cool pic -- resizing was easy:

<img src="xxx" width=400>

You can use height= or width= or both instream.

17 posted on 12/21/2009 8:25:40 PM PST by freedumb2003 (Communism comes to America: 1/20/2009. Keep your powder dry, folks. Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: bogusname

Stone and mud houses, caves...Apparently Joseph wasn’t a Carpenter after all...


18 posted on 12/21/2009 8:44:05 PM PST by Iscool (I don't understand all that I know...)
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To: bogusname

If you look real close you will see where the cable and broadband came into the house.


19 posted on 12/21/2009 8:48:18 PM PST by oldbill
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To: bogusname

additional:

First Jesus-era house discovered in Nazareth
AT&T Newswire | 12/21/2009
Posted on 12/21/2009 1:45:20 PM PST by My Favorite Headache
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2412497/posts

Israel: first Jesus-era house found in Nazareth
Google | December 21, 2009
Posted on 12/21/2009 5:51:57 AM PST by NYer
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2412169/posts


20 posted on 12/21/2009 8:51:27 PM PST by SunkenCiv (My Sunday Feeling is that Nothing is easy. Goes for the rest of the week too.)
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21 posted on 12/21/2009 8:51:49 PM PST by SunkenCiv (My Sunday Feeling is that Nothing is easy. Goes for the rest of the week too.)
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To: bogusname

This is really interesting. Thanks for posting.

Makes it possible to imagine a little more clearly what it was like back then.


22 posted on 12/21/2009 8:56:31 PM PST by Beowulf9
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To: himno hero

Long before muhamad. But islamists will come up with some obfuscating lie.


23 posted on 12/21/2009 11:54:24 PM PST by onedoug
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To: onedoug

I personally think it was found for a reason~ When I first heard about this my heart leaped with joy..


24 posted on 12/22/2009 6:52:10 AM PST by VairyAngel (FORT HOOD WAS ATTACKED BY A JIHADI TERRORIST. STOP EXCUSING SUICIDAL TERRORIST KILLERS.)
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To: Iscool

Wood was scarce in the area, even in St. Joseph’s day. Houses were generally built of stone or brick. About the only wood you’d find would be the support beams for the roof. This wasn’t northern Europe.


25 posted on 12/22/2009 7:14:25 AM PST by magisterium
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To: bogusname
Actually, according to Luke, Gabriel was more specific--he told Mary that she would have a son (Lk 1.31), who would be called "son of highest [one]" (hyios hypsistou). Presumably this was spoken in Aramaic but would have made clear that the child would be a boy.

The word used in the Gospels of Jesus' occupation, tekton, although usually translated as "carpenter," was not restricted to workers in wood but could be applied to those who worked in stone, metal, or horn. Given the relative scarcity of wood in the vicinity of Nazareth, Jesus may have done more masonry than carpentry.

26 posted on 12/22/2009 7:39:34 AM PST by Verginius Rufus
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To: VairyAngel

Very like.


27 posted on 12/22/2009 8:00:03 AM PST by onedoug
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To: Verginius Rufus

Well, He was the stone the builders rejected. And it is better to fall upon that rock than be crushed by it.

His Word is a hammer that breaks a rock to pieces. He predicted that not one stone would be left upon another in the house that Herod built.

He went to prepare a place for us as living stones in the House He was building for His Father. A place for His Father to dwell, among our praises. Let us not forget the quarry from which we were dug, or the Rock from which we were chiseled.

The Lord has done this, and it is marvelous in our eyes! He is good, and His love endures forever!


28 posted on 12/23/2009 2:26:48 PM PST by naturalized
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