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Nazareth holds a special meaning to all Christians, and is a must and popular destination during your trip to the Holy Land. Nazareth is the home to the the largest church in the middle east the Church of Annunciation, where the angel Gabriel announced the news from God that the Virgin Mary is carrying his son.

Nazareth during Jesus time was a small village, and of little interest compared to its neighboring large city of Sepphoris, but due to Jesus growing up and having his childhood here as mentioned in the New Testament, Nazareth today is a thriving large town, while Sepphoris is now in archaeological ruins.   

This Holy Land city is home to hundreds of churches and monasteries belonging to different Christian denominations. Its a prime destination for pilgrims on their Holy Land Tours to Israel, and a very important event which took place here in the New Testament, so much so that most shrines and Churches are named after and dedicated to the Biblical event surrounding Christ’s life and the miracle of the Annunciation.

The city of Nazareth is also a great destination stop during your Holy Land Tour, because it is currently the largest Arab-populated city in Israel, with many of its Arab residents of Christian faith. Similar to the Arab-Christians that call Nazareth their home, the city's monasteries are home to a wide variety of clergymen, and monks whom come from all over the world to live, and worship in the Holy Land.

With its rich and Christian history, the city of Nazareth is a distinguished destination and the perfect stop when touring on your Bible land tour to Israel.

19 But when Herod died, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared in a dream to Joseph in Egypt, saying, 20 “Rise, take the child and his mother, and go to the land of Israel, for those who sought the child’s life are dead.” 21 And he rose and took the child and his mother, and went to the land of Israel. 22 But when he heard that Archelaus reigned over Judea in place of his father Herod, he was afraid to go there, and being warned in a dream he withdrew to the district of Galilee. 23 And he went and dwelt in a city called Nazareth, that what was spoken by the prophets might be fulfilled, “He shall be called a Nazarene.”

Matthew Chapter 2

45 Philip found Nathana-el, and said to him, “We have found him of whom Moses in the law and also the prophets wrote, Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph.” 46 Nathana-el said to him, “Can anything good come out of Nazareth?” Philip said to him, “Come and see.”

John Chapter 1