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Nazareth, Northern District, Israel
 

The Church of St. Joseph

[Sanctuario di Nazareth]

 
 
The Church of St. Joseph Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, May 24, 2011
1. The Church of St. Joseph Marker
Inscription.  
[Text in Hebrew …]
[Text in Arabic…]

This church was built in 1914 on the site of an earlier 12th century church.

-The caves, granaries and wells in the lower level were used by the early dwellers of Nazareth. Later, Christians turned the site into a worship place.

-Travellers who had visited the place in the 7th Century pointed out that this had been the location of the “Carpentry Shop of Joseph”

-Later traditions identify the place as being “The House of Joseph”.
 
Erected by Israel Ministry of Tourism, Israel Government Tourist Corporation, and Nazareth Municipality.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion.
 
Location. 32° 42.183′ N, 35° 17.9′ E. Marker is in Nazareth, Northern District. Marker can be reached from Paulus Ha Shishi 0.4 kilometers north of Iksal. Touch for map. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 14 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Architectural Elements of the Church-Synagogue (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); The Ancient Village of Nazareth
The Church of St. Joseph and Markers at lower right image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, May 24, 2011
2. The Church of St. Joseph and Markers at lower right
(about 90 meters away); Basilica of the Annunciation (about 90 meters away); Byzantine Mosaics (about 120 meters away); Mount of Precipice (approx. 2.5 kilometers away); The Citadel (approx. 5.9 kilometers away); The Theater (approx. 5.9 kilometers away); Ancient Yodfat (approx. 14.5 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Nazareth.
 
Also see . . .
1. St. Joseph's Church. (Submitted on July 8, 2011, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
2. Nazareth. ... "the Arab capital of Israel," the population is made up predominantly of Palestinian Arab citizens of Israel. (Submitted on July 8, 2011, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.) 

3. 2nd Polish Corps, WWII. ... The Polish army was also stationed in Iraq, camped out in tents under the blistering heat. Many men, women and children suffered bouts of malaria, but to the Poles it was nothing. They had already suffered worse. Training sessions took place all throughout the Middle East, but none so inspiring as that located in Gaza, Mount Sinai,and Nazareth - the Holy Land. In a short time, the men were miraculously transformed
Memorial to the exiled Polish servicemembers who trained and served in or near Nazareth during WWII image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, May 24, 2011
3. Memorial to the exiled Polish servicemembers who trained and served in or near Nazareth during WWII
- [Polish and Latin text] on the wall next to The Church of St. Joseph Marker.
into healthy, strong fighting soldiers. (Submitted on July 13, 2011, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.) 
 
The Church of St. Joseph, upper interior image. Click for full size.
By Berthold Werner
4. The Church of St. Joseph, upper interior
Wikipedia
Sanctuario di Nazareth (map of the sanctuary posted on the west wall of the compound) image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, May 24, 2011
5. Sanctuario di Nazareth (map of the sanctuary posted on the west wall of the compound)
- note the Church of St. Joseph at upper left, the Basilica of the Annunciation at lower right, and the Franciscan Convent (monastery) in between.
Politico-religious signage on the street outside the south corner of the Sanctuary image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, May 24, 2011
6. Politico-religious signage on the street outside the south corner of the Sanctuary
- note that Nazareth is known as the largest "Arab" (mostly Muslim) city in Israel.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 8, 2019. It was originally submitted on July 8, 2011, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 632 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 8, 2011, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.   3. submitted on July 9, 2011, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.   4, 5, 6. submitted on July 8, 2011, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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