Saturday, December 26, 2020

On that first-century house in Nazareth

The Sisters of Nazareth Site

Identifying the Byzantine church at the Sisters of Nazareth site as the Church of the Nutrition, of course, raises the question of whether Structure 1 could really have been the childhood home of Jesus. Despite speculation in the international media, often misreporting my position on this subject, my view is that it is impossible to tell whether this identification was correct.

This article is based on the author’s book The Sisters of Nazareth convent. A Roman-period, Byzantine and Crusader site in central Nazareth (Routledge: London, 2020).

By Ken Dark
Professor, University of Reading
December 2020

Professor Dark clarifies his position. It is more nuanced than sometimes implied by the media. Background here and here. Cross-file under (still) 'Tis the Season.

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