Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Nain

(Church at Nain)
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Nain is a Galilean village and remembered for a widow's son brought back to life by Jesus as the boy was taken through the town gate for burial. The account is found in Luke 7:11-17, part of which says that Jesus "had compassion for her." 

Nain is about 4 miles from Mt. Tabor and looks out on to the Plain of Jezreel. 

An early Church Father, Eusebius of Caesarea, noted that it wasn't far from Endor, where King Saul consulted a medium. 

After the defeat of the Crusaders in the 12th century, Nain became a Muslim village and still remains one today. 

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