Nain

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The Church at Nain

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Nain (Nein, Na’im)

(Luke 7:11-16)

Arab village in Jezreel Valley. Built on ruins of ancient settlement, it is possibly the city of Na’im from Second Temple Period. Mentioned in the Talmud and New Testament.

According to Christian tradition, it was here that Jesus performed the miracle of reviving the dead son of a widow from his coffin. (Luke 7:11-16).
Mentioned in Onomasticon of Eusebius. An Italian traveler attests to the existence of Jewish community here in 18th century.
Franciscan church built on the ruins of a Crusader church.
Finds: Cisterns and rock-cut tombs. Shards indicate occupation from Roman Period.

 

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