View from Mount Precipice (or Mount Kedumim) 395m.

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Mount Precipice (Hebrew: הר הקפיצה Arabic: جبل القفزة), also known as Mount of Precipitation, Mount of the Leap of the Lord and Mount Kedumim is located in Lower Galilee, Near the cities of Nazareth and Nazareth Illit.

It is believed by many 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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Nadia Kushnir on January 5, 2013

SPASIBO, Kicaj!!!!!!

VICTOR 60 on January 6, 2013

Прекрасный снимок!

Nadia Kushnir on January 7, 2013

Спасибушки, Виктор!

Alan.L on January 7, 2013

Beautiful view and great capture. Likes

Nadia Kushnir on January 7, 2013

Many thanks, Alan!!!

zeby on January 8, 2013

Beautiful scenery and photo. L. Greetings. Zbyszek

Nadia Kushnir on January 8, 2013

I thank you, Zbyszek!!!!!

Sergey Simanovsky on January 9, 2013

Обалденная композиция!! Здорово!!!

Nadia Kushnir on January 9, 2013

Спасибушки, Сергей!!!

Olga I. Yakovenko on January 13, 2013

Какое небо!

Nadia Kushnir on January 13, 2013

Это был прекрасный день с не менее прекрасными небесами....

Artem Pinaev on January 13, 2013


Nadia Kushnir on January 13, 2013

Спасибо большое, Артём!!!!!!

Nadia Kushnir on January 20, 2013

I thank you, James!!! Kind regards. Nadia.

chris metz on January 30, 2013

beautiful clouds & textures

Nadia Kushnir on January 30, 2013

Many thanks! Best regards. Nadia.

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  • Uploaded on December 30, 2012
  • Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works
    by Nadia Kushnir
    • Taken on 2012/12/28 09:34:34
    • Exposure: 0.001s (1/1250)
    • Focal Length: 19.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/6.300
    • ISO Speed: ISO160
    • Exposure Bias: -1.00 EV
    • No flash