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[naz-er-uh th]
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  1. a town in N Israel: the childhood home of Jesus.
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British Dictionary definitions for nazareth


  1. a town in N Israel, in Lower Galilee: the home of Jesus in his youth. Pop: 62 700 (2003 est)
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Word Origin and History for nazareth


town in Lower Galilee, childhood home of Jesus, from Hebrew Natzerath, of unknown origin, perhaps a corruption of Gennesaret "Sea of Galilee." An obscure village, not named in the Old Testament or contemporary rabbinical texts.

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nazareth in Culture


The hometown of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph.


Jesus is often called Jesus of Nazareth or the Nazarene; the inscription above his head on the cross read “Jesus of Nazareth, the King of the Jews (see also Jews).”
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