People in Jesus’ time asked, “Can anything good come out of Nazareth?” The answer is a resounding yes!
Today, Nazareth Israel is widely recognized as the hometown of Jesus, but this city wasn’t always so well known. The city of Nazareth isn’t mentioned in the Old Testament and first appears in the Bible when God sends the angel Gabriel there to foretell Jesus’ birth.
Those in Jesus’ time likely viewed the city of Nazareth as obscure.
John 1:45-46 describes the reaction of one of Jesus’ soon-to-be disciples when he heard about Jesus’ hometown:
Philip found Nathanael and told him, “We have found the one Moses wrote about in the Law, and about whom the prophets also wrote—Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph.”
“Nazareth! Can anything good come from there?” Nathanael asked.
“Come and see,” said Philip.
Philip’s response—“come and see”—is just as fitting today when it comes to quality honey, date spread and date syrup that come from the hills of Nazareth. These naturally sweet, uniquely flavored products, sold by Nazareth secret, bring a taste of the place where Jesus walked to you, and serve as convincing proof that good things abound in this ancient city.
Modern-day Nazareth Israel is a city of approximately 80,000 people. Located 15 miles west of the Sea of Galilee, this city is rich with history, and is a popular spot for tourists seeking to see the place where Jesus spent most of His life. It’s the home of Church of the Annunciation, the largest Christian church in the Middle East, as well as a number of other famous historic churches. And, the hills of the city of Nazareth are the source of Nazareth Secret’s high-quality products.
Nazareth Secret’s honey is produced from the nectar of the starthistle, a flower native to the region; thus it’s the same type of honey that Jesus would have eaten. The date syrup and date spread sold by Nazareth Secret feature another treasure of this area: palm dates.
The natural sweetness of honey, date syrup and date spread from Nazareth Secret leaves little doubt that good things still come out of the city of Nazareth. Come and see.