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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 #5 of 32 | Certificate of Excellence 2018 | Type: Lookouts
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"Jesus actually stood here!"
29 June 2018
Not many places where you can say this is where Jesus stood. But overlooking the Jezreel Valley at highest point in Nazareth is a place that can hold that claim. I would definitely make this a must...
"Beautiful View"
25 June 2018
One of our stops on the tour of the Holy Land. It is a beautiful view. On one side it overlooks the city and on the other side it overlooks the valley.
"Fabulous views!"
03 June 2018
The views of the city and Mt. Hebron were fantastic. Well worth the stop. There is a 5 minute uphill walk. Some vendors selling drinks at the parking lot.
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