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Missing towns of Jesus

Bethlehem and Nazareth are the places most associated with the life of Jesus prior to his public ministry.

Defending our faith Chris Sinkinson
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Excavation of a house in Nazareth from the 1st century | photo: bible-archaeology.info

Therefore, what better way to dismiss the Christian faith than claim that these towns never existed at the time of Jesus? They are the product of later, fanciful legends and promoted as a way of making a fast shekel out of religious tourism. James Randi, a popular American magician and atheist, boldly declares: ‘There simply is no demonstrable evidence from the Nazareth site that dates to the time of Jesus Christ’.