Mount Precipice


Luke 4:24-30 – And he said, ‘Truly I tell you, no prophet is accepted in the prophet’s home town. But the truth is, there were many widows in Israel in the time of Elijah, when the heaven was shut up for three years and six months, and there was a severe famine over all the land; yet Elijah was sent to none of them except to a widow at Zarephath in Sidon.  There were also many lepers in Israel in the time of the prophet Elisha, and none of them was cleansed except Naaman the Syrian.’ When they heard this, all in the synagogue were filled with rage. They got up, drove him out of the town, and led him to the brow of the hill on which their town was built, so that they might hurl him off the cliff. But he passed through the midst of them and went on his way.

To the south of Nazareth, on Mt. Kedumim, is the cliff on which it is supposed the attempt was made to throw Jesus to his death. We followed a road leading to the site where the view over the Jezreel Valley and Mount Tabor was spectacular.  On the mountain is a ruined church called Our Lady of the Fright Chapel, but since it was pouring down rain and we were in a hurry we did not get to see the chapel.  We stood briefly in the rain and looked down the cliff, but it was hard to appreciate in the rain and cold so we quickly got back on the bus.  I tried to capture as much as possible, but bad lighting and rapid movement made it very hard.

Later, in Nazareth, we visited the synagogue where Jesus gave his sermon which nearly cost him is life!  It was small, and there were not many people there which was refreshing after being pressed in by so many at other locations.  There was not a whole lot to photograph however so I have added these photos to the site of the cliff to try and tell the complete story in one post.

Locations of Jesus
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