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Sepphoris – ancient Galileean town

Sepphoris is not named in the Bible, but it was a major town close to Nazareth.

Procession of Dionysius, SepphorisIn about 17-20CE when Jesus was a young man, Sepphoris was built as a model Graeco-Roman city, and briefly become the capital of Galilee. It was very much a Greek-style city – see the mosaic from Sepphoris at right. It shows a procession honoring the Greek god Dionysius, so it was flagrantly non-Jewish.