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Sepphoris Tzippori Galilee Synagogue Churches and Mosaics

Sepphoris also known as Tzippori – in Hebrew Zippori = צִפּוֹרִי (which mean bird) is famous thanks to its rich historical evidences of different historical cultures. For worldwide Christians, Sepphoris known as the hometown of Virgin Mary parents (Anna and Joachim) which believed to be citizens of the ancient biblical Zippori Galilee village. Sepphorsi is located near Nazareth and Cana area, at the Holyland Central Galilee.

Sepphoris (Tzippori) Galilee in the Bible and Gospel:

Zippori Mosaic Mona Lisa of Galilee

Zippori Mosaic Mona Lisa of Galilee

In the bible Zippori (Sepphoris) is believed to appear in 2 places: Joshua and Judges. According to the bible Tzippori’s traditional name was “Kitron” and also called “Kattath

“And Kattath, and Nahallal, and Shimron, and Idalah, and Bethlehem: twelve cities with their villages. This is the inheritance of the children of Zebulun according to their families, these cities with their villages.” Joshua 19, 15

“Neither did Zebulun drive out the inhabitants of Kitron, nor the inhabitants of Nahalol; but the Canaanites dwelt among them, and became tributaries”. Judges 1, 30

Tzippori at the time of Jesus was deeply influenced by the Romans, there are several archeological evidence stating Jesus did most of his business in Sepphoris (near Nazareth).

Sepphoris (Tzippori) Galilee attractions and what to see:


Sepphoris Floor of ancient synagogue (5th century)

Sepphoris holds secrets, mosaics, ruins and historical evidences from so many different ages – Assyrian, Hellenistic, Judean (ruins of ancient synagogue), Babylonian, Roman Byzantine, Islamic and so on.

Fish and Loaves Miracle Ceramic plate Tabgha Galilee


  1. The most famous findings or relevance to Christianity includes: Roman ancient theater which served the pagan citizens of Sepphoris Galilee and contained 4500 seats
  2. Two early Christians Churches and ancient synagogue.
  3. Beautiful Crusaders Citadel (fortress) which functions as Tzippori’s Archeological site museum
  4. Zippori Zodiac Mosaic Floor

    Zippori Zodiac Mosaic Floor

    Dozens of amazing well preserved colorful mosaics with HolyLand Animals and Plants images, Biblical scenes and view. (Famous mosaic is called the Mona Lisa of the Galilee).


Tzippori Mosaic Roman Vila floor

Tzippori Mosaic Roman Vila floor

Sepphoris (Tzippori) Galilee Map:

This Sepphoris (Zippori) Map presents the Center of the Holy Land Galilee area with the main sites and attractions for worldwide Christians and pilgrims.

Map of Sepphoris-Zippori-Galilee

Zippori- Center of the Galilee - Holyland

There are many fascinating archeological discoveries in Shepphoris, from the famous mosaics to water channels, roman empire coins, jugs and other ceramic crafts, one of the items found in many Biblical ancient villages and towns from Jesus Christ time is the Biblical Oil Lamp – Menorah.


Ancient Biblical Oil Lamp Menorah

Ancient Biblical Oil Lamp Menorah


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