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.
Simon the Tanner, who appears in the Acts of the Apostles book of the New Testament , had a house in Jaffa, where Saint Peter stayed during his missionary activities of the early Christian faith. He is believed to be an example of the early Christians’ embracing people of all professions.
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