Mount Precipice

Overlooking the valley of Armageddon on one side and the city of Nazareth on the other. Truly spectacular, Mount Precipice is the site where jews, not accepting his message, tried to push him from the mountain, but he just went through them

Nazareth, Israel Occupied Palestine

Coordinates: 32.681610, 35.299827

Mount Precipice (Jebel al-Qafzeh”, “Mount of the Leap”) is located just outside the southern edge of Nazareth, 2.0 km southwest of the modern city center.

It is believed by some to be the site of the Rejection of Hz. Isa عليه اسلام described in biblical texts.

According to the story, the people of Nazareth, not accepting Hz. Isa عليه اسلام as Messiah tried to push him from the mountain, but “he passed through the midst of them and went away.

He passed through the crowd of people and disappeared. His disappearance is left unexplained, a miracle. He may have leaped off the mount, disappeared miraculously or jumped into a hidden cave.

Archaeological remains

Archaeological excavations in the Qafzeh Cave in the mountain found human remains, whose estimated age is 100,000 years old.

The human skeletons were associated with red ochre which was found only alongside the bones, suggesting that the burials were symbolic in nature.

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Must go during sunset and you can have a nice night view of Nazareth.

Mt Precipice is reached by car following the signs of “Mt Precipice” on the highway that bypasses Nazareth towards Jewish Natzeret Illit.

Note: Some of the information in this article comes from Christians sources.