The Mosaics of Sepphoris

Biblical Israel Ministries & Tours (BIMT) is all about teaching the Bible in the context of the land of Israel and other biblical countries (Jordan, Egypt, Turkey, Greece, and Italy). There are over 100 biblical sites in Israel alone that have been excavated. The incredible site of ancient Sepphoris is one of them. As we walk through the site, you will be amazed to see the well-preserved the stone pavements and mosaics!

Sepphoris (or Zippori, which means “bird” in Hebrew) is located in the Lower GalileeThe city where Jesus grow up, Nazareth, is only 4-5 miles away as a crow flies. No doubt Jesus visited Sepphoris, perhaps at an early age with his father Joseph. After all, Joseph was more of a stone mason than a wood carpenter. The discovery of pavement stone here hints to the possibility that these stones were chiseled / mass-produced elsewhere (let’s say, Nazareth or Cana), and then brought into Sepphoris for usage.

While most of the ruins are from the Late Roman Period, the city was certainly Jewish. The art of making city streets was perfected here. The north-south street was called the Cardo. The intersecting east-west street was called the DecamanusThe sidewalks (for pedestrians) of these streets were lined with mosaics.

The most famous mosaic is called by some the “Mona Lisa of the Galilee.” It was part of a Roman villa. The details and color of the mosaic is stunning. In the video below, you will see for yourself!

Sepphoris was known for its beautiful mosaics. Archaeologists have uncovered many of these. The most famous one is called the “Mona Lisa of the Galilee.” It was part of a Roman villa.” Making mosaics was truly an art!”
Mona Lisa of the Galilee
I hope that this teaching and video will help you learn more about Sepphoris. For sure, there is nothing like the mosaics of this ancient city! Go HERE to see all our YouTube teachings and videos.
By the way, while this teaching video below does not include any drone footage of this site, we have produce a resource that does. It is called Biblical Israel By Air. It is now available to purchase from our web site: This drone video is 1 hour 6 minute in length. It features 55 biblical sites from Israel and other sites of interest. It even includes four sites in Jordan! This unique one-of-a-kind resource connects you to actual biblical sites where stories of the Bible took place!
It is available in a DVD format (720 resolution), Thumb Drive (1920 x 1080 resolution), and by digital download. Also available for download is drone video of the individual sites covered in Biblical Israel By Air video. You can purchase all of these products HERE.
We also invite you to join one of our upcoming trips as well! Stay tuned for updates too! In the meantime, enjoy this teaching video.

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