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Near Nazareth, Northern District, Israel
 

Mount of Precipice

The Leaping Mountain

 
 
Mount of Precipice Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, March 6, 2013
1. Mount of Precipice Marker
Inscription.
Rising above the southern part of the
Nazareth Mountain Mt. of Precipice (397 meters)
Look out over Nazareth, Mt. Tabor and
The Yizrael Valley at its foot.

Mt. of Precipice is also known as "The
Leaping Mountain" - according to old
tradition, Jesus jumped from this mountain
when fleeting his pursuers.

At the foot of the mountain is the "Oafzer"
cave where neolithic remains were found
(7000 - 10000 B.C) into the remains of the
Mosterian Piriod (80000 - 10000 years ago)

 
Location. 32° 40.841′ N, 35° 17.876′ E. Marker is near Nazareth, Northern District. Marker can be reached from National Route 60 just south of National Route 75, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. This historical marker is located south of Nazareth, on the cliffs of Mount Kedumim (397M), overlooking the Yizrael Valley and Mount Tabor. The Mount of Precipice is reached by car following the signs of "Mt Precipice" on the highway that bypasses Nazareth towards Jewish Natzeret Illit. Upon reaching the parking lot for the Mount of Precipice, one must follow the walking path to the summit of the peak, where the historical marker is located, mounted on a flat slab, at ground level.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within
Mount of Precipice Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, March 6, 2013
2. Mount of Precipice Marker
View of the historical marker on the summit of the Mount of Precipice, with a view of the modern day city of Nazareth seen in the distant background.
16 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Basilica of the Annunciation (approx. 2.4 kilometers away in North District); The Ancient Village of Nazareth (approx. 2.4 kilometers away); The Church of St. Joseph (approx. 2.5 kilometers away in North District); The Citadel (approx. 8.2 kilometers away); The Theater (approx. 8.3 kilometers away); Tel Megiddo National Park (approx. 14.9 kilometers away in Haifa District); From Megiddo to Armageddon (approx. 14.9 kilometers away in Haifa District); A Unique Continuity (approx. 15 kilometers away in Haifa District). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Nazareth.
 
Also see . . .
1. Mount Precipice. This is a link to information provided by the jesus Trail website. (Submitted on May 18, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

2. Mount Precipice. This is a link to information provided by BibleWalks.com. (Submitted on May 18, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
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Mount of Precipice image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, March 6, 2013
3. Mount of Precipice
View of visitors walking up the trail to the location of the historical marker. The signs along the way indicate that the park is referred to as the "Three Faiths Lookout."
Mount of Precipice image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, March 6, 2013
4. Mount of Precipice
View looking down the walking path, from the summit of the Mount of Precipice, with a distant view of the modern day city of nazareth in the background.
Mount of Precipice image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, March 6, 2013
5. Mount of Precipice
View looking up the walking path, towards the summit of the Mount of Precipice, where the historical marker is located.
Mount of Precipice image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, March 7, 2013
6. Mount of Precipice
A panoramic view, looking northwest from the site of the historical marker, atop the Mount of Precipice, of the walking path up to the summit and a view of the modern day city of Nazareth, on the hill to the north and west of the Mount of Precipice (click on the picture to enlarge the view).
Mount of Precipice image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, March 7, 2013
7. Mount of Precipice
A panoramic view, looking east from the site of the historical marker, atop the Mount of Precipice, showing to the distant center of the picture what I believe is Mount Tabor (click on the picture to enlarge the view).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 18, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 731 times since then and 89 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on May 18, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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