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Nazareth Village[edit]

The article links to http://www.uhl.ac/nazareth.htm, describing a visitor center called "Nazareth Village". The official webpage for Nazareth Village is "www.nazarethvillage.com".

The Nazareth Flag[edit]

Can anyone add the Nazareth Flag ?

Nazirite[edit]

I've read somewhere a suggestion that Jesus was originally referred to, not as a Nazarene, but as a Nazirite, i.e., a consecrated man in the Jewish tradition. Cf. Nazarene (title)#Nazirite. It's generally accepted that Jesus's brother James was a Nazirite, as well.

It has been speculated (at least) that the early church, wishing to distance Jesus from Jewish practices (or from the Temple establishment?), changed Nazirite to Nazarene (just one vowel apart in Greek), and invented the town of Nazareth to explain the epithet. That would accord well with the absence of evidence for Nazareth's existence prior to the time of Jesus. I can't remember where I read this, or I'd put a paragraph into the article about it. Would somebody familiar with the literature be so kind as to do it for me? J. D. Crutchfield | Talk 18:36, 19 December 2014 (UTC)

There is no agreement among scholars on the precise relationship between Nazirite and Nazarene. This article is a good summary. I don't think it belongs here, but more in some article about Jesus or perhaps Nazarene (sect). As for Nazareth being an invented place, that is a fringe theory that doesn't belong anywhere. Zerotalk 01:52, 20 December 2014 (UTC)

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