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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Nazarethnoun

    a historic town in northern Israel that is mentioned in the Gospels as the home of Joseph and Mary


  1. Nazarethnoun

    An ancient town in the Middle East, today in the state of Israel.


  1. Nazareth

    Nazareth ( NAZ-ər-əth; Arabic: النَّاصِرَة, an-Nāṣira; Hebrew: נָצְרַת, Nāṣəraṯ; Imperial Aramaic: ܢܨܪܬ, Naṣrath) is the largest city in the Northern District of Israel. Nazareth is known as "the Arab capital of Israel". In 2019 its population was 77,445. The inhabitants are predominantly Arab citizens of Israel, of whom 69% are Muslim and 30.9% Christian.Findings unearthed in the neighboring Qafzeh Cave show that the area around Nazareth was populated in the prehistoric period. Nazareth was a Jewish village during the Roman and Byzantine periods, and is described in the New Testament as the childhood home of Jesus. It became an important city during the Crusades after Tancred established it as the capital of the Principality of Galilee. The city declined under Mamluk rule, and following the Ottoman conquest, the city's Christian residents were expelled, only to return once Fakhr ad-Dīn II granted them permission to do so. In the 18th century, Zahir al-Umar transformed Nazareth into a large town by encouraging immigration to it. The city grew steadily during the late 19th and early 20th centuries, when European powers invested in the construction of churches, monasteries, educational and health facilities. Since late antiquity, Nazareth has been a center of Christian pilgrimage, with many shrines commemorating biblical events. The Church of the Annunciation is considered one of the largest Christian sites of worship in the Middle East. It contains the Grotto of the Annunciation, where, according to Catholic tradition, angel Gabriel appeared to Mary and announced that she would conceive and bear Jesus. According to Greek Orthodox belief, the same event took place at the Greek Orthodox Church of the Annunciation, also known as Church of Saint Gabriel. Other important churches in Nazareth include the Synagogue Church, St. Joseph's Church, the Mensa Christi Church, and the Basilica of Jesus the Adolescent.As the largest Arab city in Israel, Nazareth is today a cultural, political, religious, economic and commercial center of the Arab citizens of Israel, and became also a center of Arab and Palestinian nationalism.


  1. nazareth

    Nazareth is a city in northern Israel that holds religious significance, particularly in Christianity, as it is traditionally believed to be the hometown of Jesus Christ. It is a significant pilgrim site and home to several notable churches, such as the Basilica of the Annunciation, which is one of Christianity's most important shrines. Today, it is the largest Arab city in Israel with a diverse population of Muslim and Christian Arab citizens.


  1. Nazareth

    Nazareth is the largest city in the North District of Israel. Nazareth is known as "the Arab capital of Israel"; the population is made up predominantly of Arab citizens of Israel, almost all of whom are either Muslim or Christian. In the New Testament, the city is described as the childhood home of Jesus, and as such is a center of Christian pilgrimage, with many shrines commemorating biblical events.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Nazareth

    a town in a hollow of the hills on the N. of the Plain of Esdraëlon, 67 m. N. of Jerusalem and 11 m. W. of the Sea of Galilee, celebrated over Christendom as the home of the Holy Family.

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    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Nazareth is ranked #41799 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Nazareth surname appeared 520 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Nazareth.

    52.8% or 275 total occurrences were Asian.
    26.3% or 137 total occurrences were White.
    10.3% or 54 total occurrences were Black.
    7.1% or 37 total occurrences were of two or more races.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of nazareth in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of nazareth in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of nazareth in a Sentence

  1. Leonard Hodgson:

    To St. Paul, stripes, stones, shipwrecks, and thorns in the flesh were religious experiences to Judas Iscariot, the daily companionship of Jesus of Nazareth was not.

  2. Francis Cardinal George, OMI:

    Appearances are deceiving when it comes to the Holy Eucharist. It looks like the bread of Jesus’ time, tastes like unleavened bread, smells and feels like bread but it’s not bread. It’s the body and blood, human soul and divine nature of Jesus of Nazareth, risen from the dead.

  3. Fadi Swidan:

    We are seeing more Nazareth-based start-ups thriving.

  4. Aryeh Shimron:

    If this is correct, that strengthens the case for the Talpiot or Jesus Family Tomb being indeed the tomb of Jesus of Nazareth.

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