Nazareth Village

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Research Questions


What was the size and character of Nazareth at the time of Jesus?

How did first-century Galilean villages vary and, most important, what fundamental patterns could be recognised?

What was the spatial evolution of such a village and how would this reflect local topography, access to roads and fields?

How were water resources used? Water storage and distribution were highly significant for village siting and evolution.

What were the main installations for agricultural production, storage, drainage, communal and ceremonial spaces, security (people, animals) and tombs?


What structural typologies/ variations existed and how did they evolve over time?

What was the exterior and interior spatial distribution of each building?

What were the general plans, dimensions and construction techniques for each type?

What were the construction materials and techniques?

What were the interior arrangements and use of space for storage, cooking, sleeping, heating, lighting, security, sanitation, etc?

Research Questions – Mark Goodman