But the people He had grown up among could not see beyond Jesus being the son of their local carpenter, and He said to them “Verily I say unto you, No prophet is accepted in his own country”. These words turned the peaceful congregation into an angry mob that drove Jesus to the edge of a precipice, ready to hurl him to his death. The Mount of the Leap is the spot tradition identifies with the events of that day.
In modern Hebrew it is called “Har Kedumim”, Ancient Mountain, after prehistoric remains found nearby. The ruins of an unmarked church and small monastery from the Middle Ages can be found after diligent searching. A small hill with pine trees stands nearby. This is the site of the Chapel of the Fright, dedicated to the fear that Mary Experienced that day.
*…And the eyes of all them that were in the synagogue were fastened on him. And he began to say to them, This day is this scripture fulfilled in your ears, And all they in the synagogue, when they heard these things, were filled with wrath, and rose up and thrust him out of the city, and led him unto the brow of the hill whereon their city was built, that they might cast him down headlong. But he passing through the midst of them went his way. Luke 4:22-30
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