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Title: Further Armenian Inscriptions from Nazareth
Author(s): STONE, M.E. , VAN LINT, Th.M. , NAZARIAN, J.
Journal: Revue des Études Arméniennes
Volume: 26 Date: 1996-1997
The Galilee was traditionally on the pilgrim route, because of the importance of the Christian sites in this part of Israel. The sites around the Sea of Galilee formed one focus; Mount Tabor was a second and, from the fourth century on, it was associated with the Transfiguration. Nazareth formed a third major magnet for pilgrims to the Galilee. However, the information about Armenian pilgrimage to the north of Israel has been rather sparse. Perhaps the best-known single source relating to Armenian pilgrimage is the homily of (?pseudo-)Ełišē On the Transfiguration. The information contained in this source has not yet been mined fully and it clearly speaks of a group of Armenian pilgrims to the Galilee (perhaps in the seventh century), some of whom remained as monks on Mount Tabor.