Galilee is Jesus’ hometown. Answer: At the time of Jesus, Nazareth was in the province of Galilee, in the northern part of Israel, west of the Sea of Galilee. See (Genesis 35:16,19; 48:7) After the conquest Bethlehem appears under its own name, BETHLEHEM-JUDAH. 21 Sea of Galilee. 15 The Sea of Galilee. The 10th ruler/judge of Israel named Ibzan came from this Bethlehem and later died there with his large family. Thatâs why we come to work every day - to provide discerning readers like you with must-read coverage of Israel and the Jewish world. As of 2019 it had a population of 843. 12 Samaria. âAnyone who does research and deals with this saysÂ that Jesus, the person, was born in Nazareth, and his family was from Nazareth,â said Dahari. Oshri can list a host of details and historical facts that throw doubt on what has long been considered the accepted version of Jesusâ birth and childhood. Luke says this census in the region was administered by Quirinus, the governor of Syria, who had Jurisdiction over the territory of Judea. The Gospel of John, written approximately 15 to 20 years after that of Mark, also does not associate Jesus with Bethlehem. Located in the Galilee near Kiryat Tivon, around 10 kilometers north-west of Nazareth and 30 kilometers east of Haifa, it falls under the jurisdiction of the Jezreel Valley Regional Council. (Judges 17:7; 1 Samuel 17:12; Ruth 1:1,2) The book of Ruth is a page from the domestic history of Bethlehem. Bethlehem had a close association with the Davidic monarchy and the hope for a new David in the postexilic era. 4 Jerusalem. The Birthplace of Jesus: Bethlehem "Now after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, wise men from the east came to Jerusalem" ~ Matthew 2:1 The Bible … 13 Galilee. 9 The Wilderness. But it was not all blood and gore! In the book of Ruth, Elimelek and Naomi were from Bethlehem, and Naomi returned to … In another account, Joseph and Mary, who was then nine months pregnant, traveled more than 175 kilometers (68 miles)Â from Nazareth to Bethlehem of Judea, Josephâs hometown, in order to be counted in a Roman census. 16 All Galilee. 11 Jerusalem. https://www.timesofisrael.com/was-jesus-born-in-a-different-bethlehem 22 Nazareth. 4 Jerusalem. Located in the Galilee near Kiryat Tivon, around 10 kilometres north-west of Nazareth and 30 kilometres east of Haifa, it falls under the jurisdiction of the Jezreel Valley Regional Council. He even asked Nir Barkat, the mayor of Jerusalem, for funds. But Bethelehem of the Galilee and Nazareth and Tzippori are very close to each other.â. Its earliest name was EPHRATAH, OR EPHRATH or EPHRATAH. All would be from the period of Jesus’ life. 12 Samaria. But Oshri took it much further, particularly once he began excavating in Bethlehem of the Galilee. 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Getting Jesus to Bethlehem of Judea is an important part of the Christian savior’sÂ history.Â Those who believe that Jesus was a descendent of the House of David tend to believe that he was born in Bethlehem of Judea, where King David had been born a thousand years earlier. 21 Sea of Galilee. In fact, it says just the opposite! Bethlehem was the home of an Ephraimite Levite and his concubine, and her murder sparked an intertribal war that resulted in the near destruction of the tribe of Benjamin . But as the journalism we do is costly, we invite readers for whom The Times of Israel has become important to help support our work by joining The Times of Israel Community. 23 Sea of Galilee. Matthew shows that Micah 5:2 names Bethlehem in Judah as the town in which He would be born, and that Isaiah 9:1-2 identifies Galilee as where He would launch His ministry. Bethlehem of Galilee remains a city from the first century, as well as the remains of a synagogue, a church and a later built church. Bethlehem (Bible Odyssey) A brief history of why Bethlehem is significant. He begins with the lack of antiquities from the Herodian period in Bethlehem of Judea, which was the time around the birth of Jesus, a fact that is corroborated by the Israel Antiquities Authority. Officially called Bethlehem of the Galilee (some call it the Bethlehem of the North), or Bet Lehem HaGlalit in Hebrew, it’s a very cute farming village (or moshav) set in the beautiful Galilee countryside. According to the New Testament, Joseph and Mary were living in Bethlehem of Judea at the time of Jesusâ birth and laterÂ moved to Nazareth up north. 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Unlike other news outlets, we havenât put up a paywall. Bethlehem of Galilee (Hebrew: בֵּית לֶחֶם הַגְּלִילִית , Beit Lehem HaGlilit; lit. 15 The Sea of Galilee. Free Sign Up. 8 The Jordan River. The first mention of Galilee in the Bible refers to the location of Kedesh, a city of refuge in the hill country of Naphtali (Joshua 20:7; 21:32; 1 Chronicles 6:76). 20 Capernaum. Oshri published his findings in the journal Archaeology in 2005, two years after he completed the dig. Bethlehem of Judah is on the ridge of the Judean Hills and near the desert, thus a place of emptiness, of humility. 19 Nain. The second census is mentioned in Acts 5:37 and probably took place between AD 6 and 7 (Josephus links this census to an uprising led by Judas of Galilee). A local Christmas tree grower, Yossi Jaeger, who buys the idea, jokingly calls it Oshri’sÂ “conspiracy theory.â. He said that Protestants were open to it, but those who are more orthodox in their beliefs, such as Catholics and the Greek and Russian Orthodox, were not willing to accept his ideas. But when he produced his findings for his employer, the Israel Antiquities Authority, he found his proposal dismissed and called âworse than a joke.â, Get The Times of Israel's Daily Edition by email and never miss our top stories Nowhere in the Old Testament does it say that no one would know where the Messiah was from. Bethlehem of Galilee is a moshav in northern Israel. 25 Bethsaida. âHow did Mary and Joseph meet?â he asked. Bethlehem (house of bread).One of the oldest towns in Palestine, already in existence at the time of Jacob's return to the country. If so, please join The Times of Israel Community. And a certain man of Bethlehem judah went to sojourn in the country of Moab, he, and his wife, and his two sons. Luke was the author of both the Gospel of Luke and the book of Acts , and his goal was to write “an orderly account” (Luke 1:3). Can America inoculate against the dire threat of ‘us vs. them’? Uzi Dahari, the deputy director of the Antiquities Authority, says it won’t happen, because the ancient church isÂ just one of the Byzantium churches built whenÂ Helena, Constantine’s mother, came to Israel andÂ built churches around Israel. Politically Galilee had been under separate administration from Judea during almost all its history since the tenth century B.C. The New Testament says Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea, but one rogue Israeli archaeologist says it is far more likely the Christian savior was born in Bethlehem of the Galilee, more than 60 miles from Jerusalem. The King James Bible text is sourced from the BibleForgeDB database (https://github.com/bibleforge) within the BibleForge project (http://bibleforge.com). 11 Jerusalem. Here are 78 verses related and 2 definitions to Bethlehem. 18 Jerusalem. âHow would a woman who is nine months pregnant travel 175 kilometersÂ on a donkey all the way to Bethlehem of Judea?â he asked. In 2016 it had a population of 788. Bethlehem, or somehow connected with it. 6 Nazareth. 20 Capernaum. In Bethlehem of the Galilee, Oshri says he has discovered stone vessels that were used by Jews during the same time period that Jesus lived. 24 Tyre and Sidon. Popularity rankings are based on search volume data from the Google AdWords Keyword Planner tool. In one of his six letters to Pharaoh, Abdi-Heba, the Egyptian-appointed governor of Jerusalem, appeals for aid in retaking Bit-Laḫmi in the wake of disturbances by Apiru mercenaries: "Now even a town near Jerusalem, Bit-Lahmi by name, a village which once belonged to the king, has fallen to the enemy ... Let the king hear the words of your servant Abdi-Heba, and send archers to restore the imperial lands of the king!" The Home in Galilee. Â© 2020 The Times of Israel , All Rights Reserved, Illustrative: A scan of a German, 19th century steel engraving of Jesus Christ (Public domain work of art), Aviram Oshri, the archaeologist who believes Jesus lived in Bethlehem of the Galilee (Courtesy Aviram Oshri), An ancient oil lamp found in Bethlehem of the Galilee that is from the time of Jesus (Courtesy Aviram Oshri), Part of the wall and ramp found during Aviram Oshri’s excavations in Bethlehem of the Galilee (Courtesy Aviram Oshri), Weâre really pleased that youâve read, Get The Times of Israel's Daily Edition by email and never miss our top stories, Already a member? âThe whole story of Bethlehem of Judea was just to tie him to the house of King David. And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judaea, to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and family of David; Good News Translation Joseph went from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to the town of Bethlehem … He says theÂ authority would allow him to excavate further if itÂ had the money, and has tried to fundraise himself. 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And when they had performed all things according to the law of the Lord, they returned into Galilee, to their own city Nazareth. Oshri, however, holds out hope. Galilee is an open region, open to the nations, less arid, with vegetation, water…. Aviram Oshri spent nearly elevenÂ years excavating artifacts in Bethlehem of the Galilee — an ancient biblical village near Nazareth that was later settled by German Templers — which he believes show that the traditional account of Jesusâs birthplace may be wrong. 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During eleven years of excavations, Oshri found a massive Byzantine-era church, with a cave hidden under the apse, as well as parts of a wall that may have circled the village and another two-story building that couldÂ have been an ancient khan or guesthouse. Quotes available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. 13 Galilee. Luke 3:1 It is also known as “Bethlehem of Zebulun,” “Bethlehem of Galilee,” “the Galilean Bethlehem,” and “Beth Lehem Zoria.” It eventually became a Christian community, and much later became a ruined village called Beit-Lahm. 16 All Galilee. © 2017 QuotesCosmos ● Home ● About ● Privacy ● Terms ● Principles ● Sitemap ● Contact, And I will execute great vengeance upon them, love the Lord your God with all your heart, • Jeroboam Converts It Into a Military Stronghold, 2. For as little as $6 a month you can help support our quality journalism while enjoying The Times of Israel AD-FREE, as well as accessing exclusive content available only to Times of Israel Community members. 10 Cana of Galilee. This page was last modified on September 15, 2017, at 2:44 AM. âIt makes much more sense that she would have traveled seven kilometers,â the distance from Nazareth to Bethlehem of the Galilee. BIBLE LANDS NOTES: Distances from Jerusalem 1 Distances from Jerusalem Distances from Jerusalem IN ISRAEL: Bersheba – 54 miles south Bethany – 1 e miles east Bethe l – 10 j miles north Bethlehem – 6 miles southeast Bethpage – 1 mile Caesarea – 70 miles Caesarea Philippi – 105 miles Capernaum – 85 miles Dead Sea – 14 miles east Dothan – 54 miles north The earliest reference to Bethlehem appears in the Amarna correspondence (c. 1400 BCE). “He said if Bethlehem of the Galilee was in Jerusalem, he could have done it,” said Oshri. 3 Bethlehem. 25 Bethsaida. For as little as $6/month, you will: Weâre really pleased that youâve read X Times of Israel articles in the past month. Jessica Steinberg covers the Sabra scene from south to north and back to the center. Bible topic categories and verse references are from Nave's Topical Bible (1896) by Orville James Nave (1841–1917). 24 Tyre and Sidon. The city is about sixty-five miles north of Jerusalem and Bethlehem. The City of Nazareth, When Jesus was born. Both Bethlehem and Jerusalem were in the Roman province of Judea, considerably to the They journey to Bethlehem in response to a census that the Roman emperor Caesar … A Town of Zebulun, Six Miles West of Nazareth, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. OshriÂ ended up moving onto other digs because he didnât have a choice, even though he said heâd love nothing more than to excavateÂ the church again as well as the cave beneath. Includes a history of the early tradition that Jesus was born in a cave. 14 Nazareth. The New Testament identifies Bethlehem as the birthplace of Jesus. “Bethlehem of Galilee” was located in the region given to the tribe of Zebulun in northern Israel (see Joshua 19:15), while “Bethlehem of Judea,” where Jesus was born, was located 6 kilometers (4 miles) south of “Jerusalem” (Matthew 2:1), the largest city in Judea and the capital of Israel. âSheâs from Tzippori and heâs from Bethlehem of Judea, and what are the chances that they would meet when they live so far away from each other in the ancient world? Ruth 1:2 | View whole chapter | See verse in context And the name of the man was Elimelech, and the name of his wife Naomi, and the name of his two sons Mahlon and Chilion, Ephrathites of Bethlehem judah. The distance between Bethlehem of Galilee and Nazareth explains the description that appears in the New Testament, as Jesus passed whereby the … It shows what people tend to look for the most based on Google searches for each verse.. “There’s nothing scientific to prove it,” said Dahari, before throwing his own curve ball. Upper Galilee climbs to heights more than 3,000 feet above sea level, while Lower Galilee contains broad valleys with rich soil well-suited to agriculture and farming. "the Galilean Bethlehem") is a moshav in northern Israel. “Joseph also went from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to the city of David called Bethlehem, because he was descended from the house and family of David.” (Luke 2:4.) Israel had two towns named “Bethlehem” during this era. Bethlehem Of Galilee Basic Info. 18 Jerusalem. 8 The Jordan River. 10 Cana of Galilee. 7 Jerusalem. Itâs just a religious excuse.â. âThereâs no connection, thereâs nothing that suggests Bethlehem of the Galilee could be connected,” said Dahari, calling Oshri’s thinking impossible. Does The Times of Israel give you valuable insight into Israel and the Jewish world? He first heard from the locals that Jesus was born in the northern town, and not in the south. 14 Nazareth. Galilee is mentioned, by name, seventy-two times in the KJV Bible.Its first mention in Scripture is in regard to God commanding the Israelites to appoint Kedesh, found within the region, as a city of refuge (Joshua 20:7).. During the time of Jesus what was called Galilee by the Romans was composed primarily of the land God had given to the Israelite tribe of Naphtali. 5 Egypt. 6 Nazareth. Bethlehem (Catholic Encyclopedia) An encyclopedia article on the city and its history. 17 Capernaum. 17 Capernaum. The town of Bethlehem of Judea, about six miles south of Jerusalem, has always been considered the birthplace of Jesus. The Gospel of Luke starts with Joseph and a pregnant Mary in Galilee. 7 Jerusalem. He added in 2012: "It makes much more sense that Mary rode on a donkey, while she was at the end of the pregnancy, from Nazareth to Bethlehem of Galilee … And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judaea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem; (because he was of the house and lineage of David:) Luke 2:39. Use this table of contents to go to any section: Use this scale to tell how popular the verses on this page are. The Galilee is Jesus’ homeplace. The Gospel of John, written approximately 15 to 20 years after that of Mark, also does not associate Jesus with Bethlehem. So now we have a request. 5 Egypt. Meet? â he asked is a page from the domestic history of the Galilee a New David the. 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