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(ssee foh' rihss) Town in Galilee that served as the capital of that region during most of Jesus' lifetime. It was near Nazareth and sat on a high ridge. The town was fortified, but suffered a violent history. Although Sepphoris is not mentioned in the Bible, Jesus probably knew it well and walked its streets.

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These dictionary topics are from the Holman Bible Dictionary, published by Broadman & Holman, 1991. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Broadman & Holman.

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Butler, Trent C. Editor. Entry for 'Sepphoris'. Holman Bible Dictionary. 1991.

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