The House of Simon the Tanner , “whose house is near the seacoast” (Acts 10:6) is a location in Jaffa where one of the most significant events in Christian history took place – the vision that led Peter to call to drop Kosher laws, and more significant – enable Gentiles to join the Early Christians and their communities.
By Armenian tradition the location of the house is at a spot held by an Armenian family (Zakarian). The Greek-Orthodox church claims it is in another location (Saint Michael Greek-Orthodox Church ), and by Catholic tradition it is on the hilltop of Jaffa (Saint Peter’s Catholic church ). There is no archaeological support to any of the claims.
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