Saturday, August 01, 2020

Dark on the archaeology of Nazareth

The Archaeology of Nazareth in the Early First Century

The combined evidence of these three sites indicates that Nazareth was inhabited from at least the early first century, and probably the Late Hellenistic period onward, as a Jewish community, including family groups, judging from the finds and house plans.

See Also: Roman-Period and Byzantine Nazareth and its Hinterland (Routledge, 2020).

By Ken Dark
Professor, University of Reading
July 2020
The article has a particular interest in first-century Nazareth for obvious reasons.

Past PaleoJudaica posts on the archaeology, topography, and epigraphy of Nazareth are here (on Ken Dark's book) and links, here, here, here, here, here, and here.

For the archaeology of nearby Sepphoris (Zipori//Tzipori/Tzippori/Zippori), generally mentioned alongside Nazareth, see here and links.

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