Welcome to the Nazareth Village Research Website!
From the early days of the conceptualization, planning and development of Nazareth Village, there was a strong commitment to create a first-century village based on solid biblical, historical, and archeological research. The following is a listing of professionals who served (and most continue to serve) as key players in the research and scholarly development of Nazareth Village:
Stephen Pfann, (Ph.D. Hebrew University in ancient Semitic languages), consultant
President, University of the Holy Land
Ross Joseph Voss, (MA, Harvard University), archaeologist
Riyad Haddad, (BSc., Technion University), project architect
The late Mark M. Goodman, (MSc., University of Pennsylvania), architectural reconstructionist, focused on settlement building of the Early Roman period.
Our team of consultants and advisors in the formative stages of development included:
- Dr. H. Bernath
- Dr. R. Frankel
- Dr. Y. Hirschfeld
- Dr. A. Killabrew
- Dr. E Levine
- Dr. E. Myers
- Dr. E. Netzer
- Dr. J. Strange
- Dr. V Tsefaris
- Dr. K. Bailey
- Mr. Yeshua Drey
- Dr. Etan Ayalon
Our aim is to continue to develop our scholarly research about the first-century Roman period, and to be a resource and 'living laboratory' for persons who want to do research in Nazareth--the hometown of Jesus. We want to disseminate this information to students, teachers, religious leaders, and others who express interest. The opening of this research section in our website is a first step in sharing our findings with you. We anticipate that it will expand and flourish in the years to come. Please direct queries and suggestions to: firstname.lastname@example.org.