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Sepphoris

sepphoris acropolisSepphoris (“Tzippori” in Hebrew) is an archaeological site in the Wester lower Galilee, some 10 km NW of Nazareth  . In Early Roman times it was developed as a reagional center by Herod Antipas.

Tour to sepphorisThe city did not participate in the Big Jewish Rebellion, and later became an important Jewish Rabbincal center. It was the house of the Sanhedrin , and in Sepphoris  R Judah “the Prince”  codified the Mishnah 

sepphoris synagogueThe city continues to thrive in Byzantine times. Archaeological excavations uncovered a greed of street and about 50 mosaics floors from this period, including of Synagogues.

Jesus also knew of Sepphoris, and medieval tradition maintains that Sepphoris was the hometown of the parents of Mary, mother of Jesus.

 

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Points of Interest in the Area

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 church of annunciation nazareth Nazareth
 cana Cana

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