Did Archaeologists Just Discover Jesus Christ’s Childhood Home in Nazareth? A Professor Reveals the Fascinating Details

Did Archaeologists Just Discover Jesus Christ’s Childhood Home in Nazareth? A Professor Reveals the Fascinating Details

Finding the childhood home of Jesus Christ, arguably the most important and influential figure in history, would likely be the most famous and important archaeological discovery of all time. And now, one professor claims he has done just that: locate the childhood home of Jesus Christ.

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A professor says that he has located a structure in Nazareth that many have traditionally believed was Jesus’ childhood home — and he says that an Irish monk’s seventh century text about the house matches its location and description.

That text, written by Adomnan in 670 A.D. and titled, “De Locus Sanctis,” apparently gives some clues as to where the structure believed to be Jesus’ home was located in Israel, according to the Daily Mail.

British archaeologist and Reading University professor Ken Dark says that the document — which recounts a Frankish bishop’s apparent journey to the region centuries ago — describes the home as residing below a church and between two tombs.

Dark believes that he has potentially found that structure, which was cut into a hill and is made, in part, of rock and mortar. The building dates back to the first century, showcasing that people likely lived there during Christ’s lifetime.

The archaeologist wrote in the Biblical Archaeology Review that an original door and part of a chalk floor still remain, with the building’s complicated history only adding to the intrigue.

… Dark said that historic efforts to preserve the building indicate that it was considered an important structure.

“Great efforts had been made to encompass the remains of this building,” the professor wrote. “Both the tombs and the house were decorated with mosaics in the Byzantine period, suggesting that they were of special importance, and possibly venerated.”

… It should be highlighted that the “De Locus Sanctis” was written hundreds of years after Jesus’ life and death, though this doesn’t mean that the home did not belong to his family.

Still, the distance in time makes it impossible to assess whether tradition in the seventh century was based on accurate parameters.

It’s interesting, but far-fetched to say the least. The archaeological find is still significant, as there are very few structures still standing from the time of Jesus’ life as it is — but there simply isn’t enough evidence to claim that this was the childhood home of Jesus Christ.

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