Village of Taybeh where Hz. Isa عليه اسلام stayed

Located on the spot where Hz. Isa عليه اسلام and his disciples stayed for some amount of time

Taybeh, West Bank – Palestine

Coordinates: 31.956577, 35.299771

This is the place where the disciples and Hz. Isa عليه اسلام stayed after resurrection of Lazarus.

Village of Taybeh

Taybeh is a Palestinian village in the West Bank, 15 kilometers (9.3 miles) northeast of Jerusalem and 12 kilometers (7.4 miles) northeast of Ramallah.

According to local tradition, Hz. Salahuddin Ayyubi رحمة الله عليه met a delegation of Aphram (today’s Taybeh) inhabitants during his wars against Crusaders.

Impressed by the hospitality of the locals, he named the village Taybeh, or “goodly” in Arabic.

Another version of the story is that he was charmed by their goodness and the beauty of their faces, ordering the village to be renamed Tayyibat al-Isem (“beautiful of name”) instead of what sounded like Afra (“full of dust”).

Biblical significance of this place.

According to the Bible, Hz. Isa عليه اسلام, after Lazarus’s resurrection, retired with his disciples to this town.

One source says, “Since that day on, they made the decision to kill him. Jesus did not walk in public among the Jews anymore. He went away to a region near the desert, to a city called Aphram (today’s Taybeh), and it was there that he and his disciples dwelt”

This happened probably around the year 30 (acc. to christian sources)

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