Encountering Jesus in the New Testament (Third Edition)

Chapter 3: 1st Century Nazareth Village Comes to Life


Film Focus: In this episode of their adventures in the Holy Land, Sergio and Rhoda visit a replica of a first century village in Nazareth and walk through the village to show the viewers what it would have been like to live in that time and place.


Text Focus: Pages 116-124, 134-135, and 155-156


Discussion Questions:


1.   What are some tools and devices that are found in this first century replica village? How are they similar and different to what we use today?

2.   What is one thing that surprises you about Nazareth Village?

3.   What were some of the women’s roles in first century Nazareth?

4.   What was the role of the synagogue in the first century Nazareth? How is this similar to the

Church’s today? How is it different?

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