Jesus’ Childhood Home Found?

John 14:23 NIV Jesus replied, "Anyone who loves me will obey my teaching. My Father will love them, and we will come to them and make our home with them."

Archaeologists working in Nazareth believe they may have found the home where Jesus grew up as a child.

The house, made of mortar and stone walls, was cut into a rocky hillside.  The building was first found by nuns in the 1880s and not formally investigated until 2006.  

The lead professor on the investigation, Ken Dark of the University of Reading, says that while they can’t confirm definitively for Jesus’ childhood home, you can’t discount it.

“Was this the house where Jesus grew up? It is impossible to say on archaeological grounds,” Dark wrote in an article published in the magazine Biblical Archaeology Review. “On the other hand, there is no good archaeological reason why such an identification should be discounted.”

The archeologists noted that in the Byzantine Empire decorated the house with mosaics and constructed a church called the “Church of the Nutrition” over it.  It leads the investigators to believe that the Byzantines and Crusaders believed it was Jesus’ home.

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