Mount Precipice

Mount Precipice (or Mount Kedumim) is a mountain just outside of Nazareth in northern Israel, where tradition has it an angry mob attempted to throw Jesus off the cliff (Luke 4:16-30). The hilltop site provides sweeping views of the Jezreel Valley, Mount Tabor, and other Galilean sights. Map.

The western slopes are home to a cave in which 13 Neanderthal skeletons were found during modern excavations. The cave was used by Christian hermit monks in the 6th century. It is unfortunately not open to the public. Some tombs, cisterns, and a large mosaic were found on the peak of the hill. On a hill just north of Mount Precipice is the Church of Our Lady of the Fright, which tradition says stands on the spot from which Mary watched in horror as her son was led to the edge of the cliff.


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