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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 #3 of 18 | Certificate of Excellence 2018 | Type: Lookouts
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"Great views, impressive history"
13 September 2018
I liked it very much because it’s not that crowded, the views are excellent and the history behind it makes the whole place that much better... It was a very enjoyable stop!! No need to post any...
"Amazing view and Biblical history "
31 August 2018
We stopped at the lookout point of Mt Precipice after visiting Mt Carmel and on our way to Nazareth. Jesus preached here and is said to leap from the angry mob. The views are absolutely breathtaking...
"Holiness and Beauty"
31 August 2018
This place is known from the Gospels, as the place where Jesus avoided being lynched by the crowd by leaping away ftom the mount. And this is also a place where the oldest humanoid tombs, dating...
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