A mere 5 miles from Nazareth, Sepphoris was in the midst of a furious building spurt during Jesus’ childhood.
Is this not the carpenter’s son? Is not His mother called Mary? And His brothers James, Joses, Simon, and Judas?
Some scholars suggest that Mary and Joseph settled in Nazareth after their return from Egypt precisely because the frenetic building activity in nearby Sepphoris provided livelihood to artisans such as Joseph. At Sepphoris you will be exposed to the multi-cultural (even pagan) milieu of Jesus and his fellow Galileans.