Nazareth

[ naz-er-uh th ]
/ ˈnæz ər əθ /

noun

a town in N Israel: the childhood home of Jesus.

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British Dictionary definitions for nazareth

Nazareth
/ (ˈnæzərɪθ) /

noun

a town in N Israel, in Lower Galilee: the home of Jesus in his youth. Pop: 62 700 (2003 est)
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Cultural definitions for nazareth

Nazareth

The hometown of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph.

notes for Nazareth

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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