Is this house under a convent in Israel the boyhood home of Jesus?

A photo of the 1st-century house where archaeologist Ken Dark believes Jesus Christ likely lived as a boy, showing one of its rock-cut walls. The building has been dated to the first century AD and, according to Professor Dark, it appears to be “a typical family home of its time and place.”Modern forensics offers clues in 2,600-year-old biblical mystery”There was nothing unusual about it. The entrance to a 1st-century home, located under the Sisters of Nazareth Convent in Nazareth, Israel, believed by archaeologist Professor Ken Dark to be the boyhood home of Jesus Christ. I’m not making up stories, I’m working off evidence,” he told CBS News. Whatever’s there, whoever built the Sisters of Nazareth church believed it was a major thing, and something that was presumably considered close to or as important as the annunciation. K.R. When Dark first came to the location in 2006, he found records from earlier investigations that were never published. It’s near the famous Church of the Annunciation, the spot where many Christians believe the angel Gabriel informed Mary that she would have a child. K.R. But on the other hand, actually proving that is beyond the scope of the evidence. “None of this stuff had been touched for generations. K.R. It’s not pitifully poor, but there’s no sign of any great wealth either. That doesn’t leave that many options.”Despite the possible significance of the site, it had received very little academic attention prior to the publication of Dark’s book, “The Sisters of Nazareth Convent: A Roman-period, Byzantine, and Crusader site in central Nazareth,” in September. Is this house under a convent in Nazareth the boyhood home of Jesus? “If this is the childhood environment of Jesus, there’s no reason to believe he grew up in anything other than a very typical Galilean rural home of its time.”

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“You’re not going to find an inscription saying this is the house of Jesus,” Ken Dark admits, but the professor of archaeology and history at England’s Reading University believes there’s a strong case to be made for the house he’s been studying for 14 years. It’s very ordinary,” he told CBS News. Despite the evidence in favor of his theory, Dark stressed that it was “by no means a conclusive case.””On the one hand, we can put forward a totally plausible case that this was Jesus’ childhood home. “What’s there on the ground is very consistent, very convincing.”
First published on November 23, 2020 / 11:59 AM He said the site was largely ignored for years after being dismissed as insignificant by an influential archaeologist in the 20th century. Dark

The house in question, or what’s left of it, can be found underneath the Sisters of Nazareth convent in central Nazareth, Israel. That would be consistent with the sort of knowledge we would expect of someone who might be called a tekton,” the Ancient Greek word for craftsman that was used to refer to Joseph. Dark

Dark notes, by comparison, that the Church of the Annunciation was built “over the place they believed the angel had told Mary she was going to have Jesus, [and] that is smaller than the Sisters of Nazareth church. Trending News

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U.S. Her excavations predated, by around a century, the women commonly considered female pioneers in the field of archaeology today. It’s debatable whether it would ever be possible to prove that,” he said.While the debate will undoubtedly go on, Dark is convinced that he’s onto something, and it’s more than guesswork.”I’m an archaeologist. swimmer breaks two world records in 40 minutes

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The church was enormous, elaborately decorated, and probably the Byzantine cathedral of Nazareth. Its location and grandeur indicate to Dark that, “this particular place was considered really important.”

The cave entrance to a 4th-century church at the Sisters of Nazareth site in Israel. Dark

One, says Dark, is the quality of construction. It was incredible to see how little attention there’s been,” he said.The site was originally discovered in the 1880s, and over the following 50 years was excavated by the nuns of the convent themselves. The name stems from the idea that it was built over a crypt that contained the home of the young prophet. “Whoever built the house had a very good understanding of stone-working. The church was enormous, elaborately decorated, and archaeologist Ken Dark believes it was likely the Byzantine cathedral of Nazareth, built on top of the house where Jesus Christ may have lived as a boy. “By itself, that’s not got flashing lights saying, ‘this is where Jesus lived.’ But it’s underneath a fifth to seventh century Byzantine church.” Dark said that church is “almost certainly” the one described by a pilgrim in the 380s and known as the Church of the Nutrition [taken to mean the nurturing or upbringing of Christ].