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Mount Precipice is located in Lower Galilee, Near the city of Nazareth.

It is believed to be the site of the Rejection of Jesus described in Luke 4:29-30 - The people of Nazareth, not accepting Jesus as Messiah tried to push him from the mountain, but "he passed through the midst of them and went away."


Archaeological excavations in the Qafzeh Cave in the mountain found human remains, whose estimated age is 90,000 years old. Those humans were buried properly.
Pottery found in the site and other findings indicate that the place was used for residence as well as for burial.


During the 20th century the mountain was used as a quarry, now abandoned.
Highway 60 goes through a tunnel dug in the mountain in the site of the old quarry, connecting Afula and Jezreel Valley (Arabic - Marj Ibn Amer) directly to Nazareth.


In 2009 Pope Benedictus XVI gave a mass on the mountain, during his visit to Israel. 40,000 people participated in the mass.

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Mount Precipice Rank #3 of 17 | Certificate of Excellence 2018 | Type: Lookouts
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"vantage point to look over places of interest"
09 December 2018
Finally a place of significance without a church built over it. This is the place where Jesus managed to walk through the mob which intended to push him down the cliff. One of the few places that are...
"Excellent view"
18 November 2018
Great place to see many far away sites and place them in relationship to Nazareth. Adds understanding to the scriptures about wanted to throw Jesus off the cliff because they did not like his...
"Must visit "
06 November 2018
Was not expecting it to be a good lookout but we are happy to stop here. View was magnificent. Hope we spent more time here. Bring those 📷 cameras!
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