Summary: While teaching in the synagogue in Nazareth, Yeshua was mocked by the local
congregation for claiming to be the Anointed One. In response, Yeshua gave several
examples found in Jewish scripture portraying how “no prophet is accepted in his
own country” (Y:6:20). He referenced the story of Naaman (c. 845 BCE), a commander
of the Syrian army who had leprosy. Yeshua recounted how there were many lepers in
Israel, but God healed Naaman the Syrian — one considered by many to be unworthy
of salvation. (See: Y:6:4-42).