Jaffa: The Privately Owned Site Allegedly the House of Simon the Tanner

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Sheppard, Beth M.
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5/18/23
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Israel , Jaffa , Joppa , Yafo , Old City , House of Simon the Tanner , Paul the Apostle , St. Paul , Book of Acts
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Door of the privately owned dwelling that is purportedly owned by Simon the Tanner mentioned in Acts 9:43, 10:5-8 and 10:31-32 Paul stayed there when he visited Jaffa. Words painted on the door jam read in English, "House of Simon the Tanner's" and underneath in German, "Der Gerbe," which translates to "the tanner" in English. A plaque on the door reads, "The Zakarian Family." This is a private home and not open to the public.
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