Joseph and Mary Settle in Nazareth
The Bible reveals that Joseph took his family to Galilee in
northern Israel, to a city called Nazareth. This city would
become the home of Jesus throughout His early years growing
up. One could stand on a hillside in Nazareth and see many
of the historical landmarks, or a major highway of many
travelers passing by. Nazareth means "branch" and is
reminiscent of Jesus` lineage, a "branch" of king David.
Nazareth was a part of the tribe of Zebulun and the prophet
Isaiah foretold that the light of the messiah would dawn in
this area first.