This to me regardless of whether or not Jesus lived there is incorrect logic. Well, up to now no city or hamlet has been uncovered that can be the Nazareth mentioned in the NT and during the first century so therefore it must not exist, etc.

There have been cities once denied by authorities of antiquity as being 'mythic' then later were discovered.

Instead of overtly denying this place existed during the proper time frame why not say up until now no such city has been found.

It seems it really is a bias against the historicity of Jesus and/or the  proposed historicity of the NT that is the underlying cause of these assessments some being quite virulent.


FYI only

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Comment by Gideon Jagged on July 24, 2013 at 10:21pm

The name "Nazarene" hung around the neck of the figure who became the Christ of the gospels by the end of the first century.

It has been suggested that this referred to his skill as a healer. "Nazar" being a title given to such people in the Near and Middle East.

Just a theory.


Comment by Logicallunatic on July 24, 2013 at 11:11pm

Nazareth didn't exist in the first century CE, so he couldn't have come from there - there is no documentary or archaeological evidence for Nazareth at that time at all.

Comment by _Robert_ on July 25, 2013 at 6:30am

Don't have time for a lengthy post. See, I have to get back to my birth city, they are taking a census. Unfortunately they will loose all record of that census, even though they are excellent record keepers.

Comment by dr howard davis on July 25, 2013 at 1:36pm


Obviously you didn't read in detail as well as references I supplied concerning Nazareth as no doubt you have memorized an adage. Sounds parrot- like as you keep repeating an old refrain. In archeology you can't say this is final, but must say 'to date' as only a small portion of the middle east has been excavated!!!

Many experts in the past cried there was no proof  of  certain cities and their existence and was  'mythic' only to find many years later that myth was uncovered! Then it's accepted with silence from critics.There are many modern  cites and modern buildings covering many possible antiquities, etc.. Funds are always in short supply. I have been there, and spoken to researchers and archeologists.. Discoveries are being made constantly and theories are being silenced. Takes time due to the kind of work this requires as well as obvious modern day  obstacles along with need for money and help.

Comment by Reg The Fronkey Farmer on July 25, 2013 at 5:58pm

"Many experts in the past cried there was no proof  of "

Please name one.

Comment by _Robert_ on July 25, 2013 at 6:49pm

Even the "we three kings"  that went to see the newborn Jesus of, of, of, well wherever, is a baloney story.

Although the account does not mention the number of people "they" or "the Magi" refers to, the three gifts has led to the widespread assumption that there were three men. In the East, the Magi traditionally number twelve. Their identification as kings in later Christian writings is probably linked to Psalms 72:11, "May all kings fall down before him".


Comment by dr howard davis on July 25, 2013 at 7:03pm


Do you ADD? So many do today. Please see discussion topic as  it is about Nazareth and archeology not the wise men or magi.

Comment by dr howard davis on July 25, 2013 at 7:14pm

Reg, For many years scholars argued about the existence of Troy and believed it was a myth passed down over the centuries until...

Comment by _Robert_ on July 25, 2013 at 7:23pm

Your right, it's not related at all; the wise men didn't go to Nazareth did they? All dressed up and no place to go.

Comment by dr howard davis on July 25, 2013 at 7:31pm


Here's # two. Do I keep counting?

Experts can be wrong in these matters! There were heated debates over the existence of this city over the years until...


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