Historical Significance
  • A mosaic dating to a 5th century Byzantine church is displayed outside the Greek Orthodox chapel.
Political/Cultural Significance
  • Locals disagree about where the real Shepherd’s Fields are, and two chapels and gardens offer rival interpretations, complete with rival Byzantine relics.
Biblical Significance
  • Luke 2 The field where herdsmen received “tidings of great joy” that Jesus was born in Bethlehem.