The place where Jesus was brought up

First discovered in the 1880’s it was tried to preserve a house as a very special place where Jeshua from Nazareth or Isa, the prophet would have lived and today it is by archaeologists working in Nazareth — Jesus’ hometown — in modern-day Israel regarded as the place where Jesus was brought up by Mary and Joseph.

Because of the boy from this family-house being named the “Messiah” and being considered to be one of God’s important prophets and a bringer of scripture for Christians and Islamists this person and this place is very important.  Judaism rejects the Christian and Islamic belief that Jesus was the awaited Messiah, arguing that he did not fulfil the Messianic prophecies in the Tanakh.

Jesus meets John the Baptist

Jesus meets John the Baptist (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Atheists often, because they do not belief in God, say Jesus cannot have existed. But their idea of non-existence of Christ is there because they deny that there exist a God. Though they should see that there is the historical figure which we cannot deny. It is not because the majority of Christians wrongly consider Jesus also to be God that we should rub Jesus from the history map. Virtually all modern scholars of antiquity agree that Jesus existed historically, although the quest for the historical Jesus has produced, according to some, little agreement on the historical reliability of the Gospels and on how closely the biblical Jesus reflects the historical Jesus. First of all there is the change in name. Jesus, which means Hail Zeus, was not at all the original name of the one who many considered the son of God sent to the world to liberate it from the chains of death. The son of man, the first child of the young girl Myriam or Miriam, who became in the English speaking countries better known as Mary and in others as Maria, came on to this earth in Bethlehem and was visited by wise men who saw in him the long awaited king. He grew up in Nazareth and from there he started his sending or witnessing about the works of God. Most scholars agree that Jeshua or Jesus was that Jewish rabbi from Galilee who preached his message orally,  was baptised by John the Baptist, and was impaled in Jerusalem on the orders of the Roman prefect, Pontius Pilate. There are the court rulings and civil papers to give an idea what that preacher unleashed.

In a certain way it does not matter in what for house he may have lived and where he may exactly be baptised. We see for practical reasons people changed already the place where it is been thought Jeshua would have been baptised by his cousin. For tourist reasons such places may be presented to the public and chosen for practicabilities, making sure to attract enough visitors.


Archaeologists working in Nazareth — Jesus’ hometown — in modern-day Israel have identified a house dating to the first century that was regarded as the place where Jesus was brought up by Mary and Joseph.


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