Mount Precipice

Mount Precipice is located at the entrance to the city of Nazareth (when coming from Afula), and is identified in the Christian tradition as the mountain from which the Nazarenes attempted to push Jesus from after infuriating them with his sermon, declaring himself as the Messiah (Luke 4). The village people dragged Jesus to the mountain top, but in the last moment jumped off the mountain and disappeared.

The mountain was sanctified in ancient times and in the 8th century, 8 of the 12 priests in Nazareth lived on the mountain. On the mountain’s western side there are still remains of the Byzantine convent.

The sheer sloped mountain is 397 meters high and provides one of the best, most beautiful observation points over the Jezreel Valley and its surrounding mountains: The Carmel Mountains, The Gilled Mountains and the Tabor Mountain.

The mountain's official name is Mount Kdumim, named after a cave found on this mountain with findings from Prehistoric times. The cave is closed to visitors today. Many legends have been attributed to this cave by the pilgrims. One of them states that the cave was opened up as a hiding place for Virgin Mary, or for Jesus, as he was about to be pushed from the mountain top.

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