Funn frå Nasaret på Jesu tid

Israelske arkeologar har funne restar etter eit bustadshus frå Jesu tid i sentrum av Nasaret, like ved Bodskapskyrkja.

A Residential Building from the Time of Jesus was Exposed in the Heart of Nazareth

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An archaeological excavation the Israel Antiquities Authority recently conducted has revealed new information about ancient Nazareth from the time of Jesus. Remains of a dwelling that date to the Early Roman period were discovered for the first time in an excavation, which was carried out prior to the construction of the “International Marian Center of Nazareth” by the the Association Mary of Nazareth, next to the Church of the Annunciation.

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According to Yardenna Alexandre, excavation director on behalf of the Israel Antiquities Authority, “The discovery is of the utmost importance since it reveals for the very first time a house from the Jewish village of Nazareth and thereby sheds light on the way of life at the time of Jesus. The building that we found is small and modest and it is most likely typical of the dwellings in Nazareth in that period. From the few written sources that there are, we know that in the first century CE Nazareth was a small Jewish village, located inside a valley. Until now a number of tombs from the time of Jesus were found in Nazareth; however, no settlement remains have been discovered that are attributed to this period”.

(les meir)

Funnet er offentleggjort i dag og er sjølvsagt ei passande nyheit å sleppa nå like før jul. Eg har lese om saka blant anna på Biblia Hebraica, men i løpet av dagen har den spredd seg til mange bloggar og aviser. Haaretz har fleire bilder, blant anna eit som viser utgravinga i forhold til Bodskapskyrkja. I norsk samanheng har det alt kome omtale hos NTB, gjengjeve bl a på ABCnyheter, og i Vårt Land. Nå ved juletider er visst “alle” interessert i bibelsk arkeologi.

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