Bible topic categories and verse references are from Nave's Topical Bible (1896) by Orville James Nave (1841–1917). But Bethelehem of the Galilee and Nazareth and Tzippori are very close to each other.”. © 2020 The Times of Israel , All Rights Reserved, Illustrative: A scan of a German, 19th century steel engraving of Jesus Christ (Public domain work of art), Aviram Oshri, the archaeologist who believes Jesus lived in Bethlehem of the Galilee (Courtesy Aviram Oshri), An ancient oil lamp found in Bethlehem of the Galilee that is from the time of Jesus (Courtesy Aviram Oshri), Part of the wall and ramp found during Aviram Oshri’s excavations in Bethlehem of the Galilee (Courtesy Aviram Oshri), We’re really pleased that you’ve read, Get The Times of Israel's Daily Edition by email and never miss our top stories, Already a member? The Home in Galilee. Aviram Oshri spent nearly eleven years excavating artifacts in Bethlehem of the Galilee — an ancient biblical village near Nazareth that was later settled by German Templers — which he believes show that the traditional account of Jesus’s birthplace may be wrong. And a certain man of Bethlehem judah went to sojourn in the country of Moab, he, and his wife, and his two sons. Bethlehem, or somehow connected with it. Getting Jesus to Bethlehem of Judea is an important part of the Christian savior’s history. Those who believe that Jesus was a descendent of the House of David tend to believe that he was born in Bethlehem of Judea, where King David had been born a thousand years earlier. He added in 2012: "It makes much more sense that Mary rode on a donkey, while she was at the end of the pregnancy, from Nazareth to Bethlehem of Galilee … Free Sign Up. 3 Bethlehem. 18 Jerusalem. 10 Cana of Galilee. 18 Jerusalem. He says the authority would allow him to excavate further if it had the money, and has tried to fundraise himself. Bethlehem of Galilee remains a city from the first century, as well as the remains of a synagogue, a church and a later built church. “She’s from Tzippori and he’s from Bethlehem of Judea, and what are the chances that they would meet when they live so far away from each other in the ancient world? The earliest reference to Bethlehem appears in the Amarna correspondence (c. 1400 BCE). The Birthplace of Jesus: Bethlehem "Now after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, wise men from the east came to Jerusalem" ~ Matthew 2:1 The Bible … Luke 3:1 23 Sea of Galilee. The New Testament identifies Bethlehem as the birthplace of Jesus. “How did Mary and Joseph meet?” he asked. 23 Sea of Galilee. 14 Nazareth. 4 Jerusalem. In one of his six letters to Pharaoh, Abdi-Heba, the Egyptian-appointed governor of Jerusalem, appeals for aid in retaking Bit-Laḫmi in the wake of disturbances by Apiru mercenaries: "Now even a town near Jerusalem, Bit-Lahmi by name, a village which once belonged to the king, has fallen to the enemy ... Let the king hear the words of your servant Abdi-Heba, and send archers to restore the imperial lands of the king!" The second census is mentioned in Acts 5:37 and probably took place between AD 6 and 7 (Josephus links this census to an uprising led by Judas of Galilee). 12 Samaria. According to the New Testament, Joseph and Mary were living in Bethlehem of Judea at the time of Jesus’ birth and later moved to Nazareth up north. The King James Bible text is sourced from the BibleForgeDB database (https://github.com/bibleforge) within the BibleForge project (http://bibleforge.com). Luke says this census in the region was administered by Quirinus, the governor of Syria, who had Jurisdiction over the territory of Judea. In Bethlehem of the Galilee, Oshri says he has discovered stone vessels that were used by Jews during the same time period that Jesus lived. 11 Jerusalem. Bethlehem of Galilee (Hebrew: בֵּית לֶחֶם הַגְּלִילִית ‎, Beit Lehem HaGlilit; lit. 5 Egypt. “Joseph also went from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to the city of David called Bethlehem, because he was descended from the house and family of David.” (Luke 2:4.) Answer: At the time of Jesus, Nazareth was in the province of Galilee, in the northern part of Israel, west of the Sea of Galilee. 9 The Wilderness. 7 Jerusalem. “There’s nothing scientific to prove it,” said Dahari, before throwing his own curve ball. In fact, it says just the opposite! 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Bethlehem of Galilee is a moshav in northern Israel. 7 Jerusalem. Located in the Galilee near Kiryat Tivon, around 10 kilometres north-west of Nazareth and 30 kilometres east of Haifa, it falls under the jurisdiction of the Jezreel Valley Regional Council. He first heard from the locals that Jesus was born in the northern town, and not in the south. 20 Capernaum. Officially called Bethlehem of the Galilee (some call it the Bethlehem of the North), or Bet Lehem HaGlalit in Hebrew, it’s a very cute farming village (or moshav) set in the beautiful Galilee countryside. All would be from the period of Jesus’ life. Bethlehem Of Galilee Basic Info. Though the home of Joseph and Mary was Nazareth, prophecy had declared that Christ should be born at Bethlehem, the native place of David; and this was accomplished by the agency of the Roman emperor. It’s just a religious excuse.”. But it was not all blood and gore! Here are 78 verses related and 2 definitions to Bethlehem. But Oshri took it much further, particularly once he began excavating in Bethlehem of the Galilee. 24 Tyre and Sidon. So now we have a request. “Bethlehem of Galilee” was located in the region given to the tribe of Zebulun in northern Israel (see Joshua 19:15), while “Bethlehem of Judea,” where Jesus was born, was located 6 kilometers (4 miles) south of “Jerusalem” (Matthew 2:1), the largest city in Judea and the capital of Israel. 20 Capernaum. Popularity rankings are based on search volume data from the Google AdWords Keyword Planner tool. “The whole story of Bethlehem of Judea was just to tie him to the house of King David. Matthew shows that Micah 5:2 names Bethlehem in Judah as the town in which He would be born, and that Isaiah 9:1-2 identifies Galilee as where He would launch His ministry. (Judges 17:7; 1 Samuel 17:12; Ruth 1:1,2) The book of Ruth is a page from the domestic history of Bethlehem. 14 Nazareth. The Gospel of John, written approximately 15 to 20 years after that of Mark, also does not associate Jesus with Bethlehem. 6 Nazareth. During eleven years of excavations, Oshri found a massive Byzantine-era church, with a cave hidden under the apse, as well as parts of a wall that may have circled the village and another two-story building that could have been an ancient khan or guesthouse. 21 Sea of Galilee. 25 Bethsaida. BIBLE LANDS NOTES: Distances from Jerusalem 1 Distances from Jerusalem Distances from Jerusalem IN ISRAEL: Bersheba – 54 miles south Bethany – 1 e miles east Bethe l – 10 j miles north Bethlehem – 6 miles southeast Bethpage – 1 mile Caesarea – 70 miles Caesarea Philippi – 105 miles Capernaum – 85 miles Dead Sea – 14 miles east Dothan – 54 miles north He begins with the lack of antiquities from the Herodian period in Bethlehem of Judea, which was the time around the birth of Jesus, a fact that is corroborated by the Israel Antiquities Authority. A local Christmas tree grower, Yossi Jaeger, who buys the idea, jokingly calls it Oshri’s “conspiracy theory.”. 8 The Jordan River. The Gospel of Luke starts with Joseph and a pregnant Mary in Galilee. 6 Nazareth. 17 Capernaum. Ruth 1:2 | View whole chapter | See verse in context And the name of the man was Elimelech, and the name of his wife Naomi, and the name of his two sons Mahlon and Chilion, Ephrathites of Bethlehem judah. Use this table of contents to go to any section: Use this scale to tell how popular the verses on this page are. And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judaea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem; (because he was of the house and lineage of David:) Luke 2:39. 25 Bethsaida. 4 And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judaea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem; (because he was of the house and lineage of David:) Luke 2:4 Meaning https://www.timesofisrael.com/was-jesus-born-in-a-different-bethlehem Bethlehem was the home of an Ephraimite Levite and his concubine, and her murder sparked an intertribal war that resulted in the near destruction of the tribe of Benjamin . 15 The Sea of Galilee. The city is about sixty-five miles north of Jerusalem and Bethlehem. Uzi Dahari, the deputy director of the Antiquities Authority, says it won’t happen, because the ancient church is just one of the Byzantium churches built when Helena, Constantine’s mother, came to Israel and built churches around Israel. 12 Samaria. 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