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Nazareth

(năz`ərĭth), town (1993 pop. 53,500), N Israel, in Galilee. As the home of JesusJesus
or Jesus Christ
, 1st-century Jewish teacher and prophet in whom Christians have traditionally seen the Messiah [Heb.,=annointed one, whence Christ from the Greek] and whom they have characterized as Son of God and as Word or Wisdom of God incarnate.
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, it is a great pilgrimage and tourist center. Nazareth is also the trade center for an agricultural region. The town's manufactures include processed food, cigarettes, and pottery. Mineral water is bottled here and stone quarried nearby. Nazareth is first mentioned in the New Testament, although its settlement antedates historic times. It was captured (1099) by Crusaders, taken (1187) by Saladin, and retaken (1229) by Frederick II. In 1263, Muslims conquered Nazareth, massacring its Christian population. In 1517, Nazareth was annexed by the Ottoman Empire. The town was part of the British-administered Palestine mandate (1922–48) and was captured by Israeli forces in the 1948 war. Adjacent to it, Upper Nazareth was established as a Jewish residential town (1989 est. pop. 25,000). The Basilica of the Annunciation and the Mosque of Peace are in Nazareth.

Nazareth

a town in N Israel, in Lower Galilee: the home of Jesus in his youth. Pop.: 62 700 (2003 est.)
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The words that Jesus speaks are not just for Israel, not just for Nazareth, but for us all.
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Son of Christians who, when he was 12, fled Nazareth to Lebanon following the declaration of the State of Israel, El-Assal later returned on foot to reclaim his family's home.
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Chief executive of Nazareth Care Charitable Trust Robert York, in joint statement with The Congregation of the Sisters of Nazareth Charitable Trust which owns the property, said: "It is with deep regret that we've taken the decision to begin a period of consultation with families and staff, with the view to closure in late September unless a viable alternative can be found.
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