I wrote this article on another site...a site that I do not own, but do participate on. I thought you might be interested in reading it.
Israel's largest Arab City has a very mysterious past.
The Mystery of Nazareth - BroowahaNazareth is purported to be where Joseph and Mary lived, according to the Gospel of Luke. However, it is never mentioned in the Old Testament and isn't mentioned in the extant works of Josephus either. Nor is it mentioned in any non-scriptural manuscript until the 2nd Century, and the first non-Christian reference comes from a marble fragment found in 1962, which is dated from the 3rd or 4th Century.
Clearly it's absence from all early Jewish writings suggests that it either did not exist or was too small a village to even bother mentioning. And it's absence from all Roman, Greek, and all other non-Christian writings of the Centuries following Jesus, with the exception being that marble fragment mentioned before, suggests that it either did not exist or it was too small and insignificant to mention.