Nazareth, Northern District, Israel
The Church of St. Joseph
[Sanctuario di Nazareth]
[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 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 (Submitted on July 13, 2011, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
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