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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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"Very good view"
18 August 2019
A short drive from Nazareth, this is supposedly the place where a mob tried to throw Jesus off the mountain. I took these traditions with a grain of salt, but one thing is sure: the view of the...
"nice view"
09 June 2019
this is a very good place to look over the city. a good view of an arabic town and a view for the monuments as well.
"Expansive views, with a ramped, meandering path up making it easy for all to climb"
08 June 2019
On our 10 day Israel tour by bus, oftentimes an overview of an area was the way to get a sense of the history and what we were going to see while there. This provided that opportunity for Nazareth.
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