Near Nazareth, Northern District, Israel
Mount of Precipice
The Leaping Mountain
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 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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