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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A town of northern Israel southeast of Haifa. Settled in prehistoric times, it is first mentioned in the New Testament as the boyhood home of Jesus. The modern town is a trade center and pilgrimage site. Population: 64,600.

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  • proper n. An ancient town in the Middle East, today in the state of Israel.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a historic town in northern Israel that is mentioned in the Gospels as the home of Joseph and Mary


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