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Mount Precipice is located in Lower Galilee, Near the city of Nazareth.

It is believed 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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Mount Precipice Rank #8 of 30 | Certificate of Excellence 2017 | Type: Lookouts
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"Amazing views of Jezreel Valley"
09 October 2017
It was breezy up there with a sababa (Hebrew for fabulous) view. We looked down on the valley while we learned about Deborah and Barak's victory over the king of Canaan (Judges 4).
"A must see look out point"
05 October 2017
10 minutes walk each direction from the parking lot, amazing views on Nazareth and the Israel Vally. Inspiring for complete seculars as well. Ignore the litter on your way up (why?).
"Mount of Precipice: Breathtaking View"
24 September 2017
Though it can be difficult to find if not on the Jesus trail or without a guide, the Mount of Precipice is well worth the effort. Not only is this the place where Jesus slipped through His furious...
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