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Jesus was referred to as "Jesus of Nazareth" for several reasons. For one thing, in Bible times people were often identified by their native area or place of residence. The man who carried Jesus' c...
Jesus was known as Jesus of Nazareth because He grew up in the town of Nazareth where His family lived and worked. It was common to refer to someone with their name and home town. Jesus was born in Bethlehem, but grew up in Nazareth. Nobody actually invented last names, but it came from our need to differentiate between people. As more people had the same first and only name each culture used occupations, where they lived, father's first name or even appearance or disposition to identify people in a crowd. This custom really grew during the Middle Ages when the population grew. Jesus also was know as Jesus the Christ and some Diciples called him Jesus, the Son of God or Jesus the Messiah. I know Jesus as the Way, the Truth and the Life, the Son of God whom taketh away your sins and only through Him can we have Eternal Life.
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