corner graphic   Hi,    
ver. 2.0.19.06.19
Finding the new version too difficult to understand? Go to classic.studylight.org/

Bible Dictionaries

American Tract Society Bible Dictionary

Capernaum

Resource Toolbox
Additional Links

A chief city of Galilee in the time of Christ, not mentioned before the captivity in Babylon. It lay on the northwest shore of the Sea of Galilee, about five miles from the Jordan and on the frequented route from Damascus to the Mediterranean. This seems to have been the residence of Christ, during the three years of his ministry, more than any other place. The brothers Andrew and Peter dwelt there; Christ often taught in the synagogue, and wrought mighty works there. Matthew 17:23 Mark 1:21-35 John 6:17,59 ; and it is called "his own city," Matthew 4:12-16 9:1 Mark 2:1 . Its inhabitants were thus "exalted unto heaven;" but their unbelief and impenitence cast them down to destruction, Matthew 11:20-24 . The very name and site of Capernaum have been lost. Dr. Robinson, however, finds them at Khan Minyeh, on the northern border of the fine plain of Gennesareth, where ruins of some extent still remain, and a copious fountain not far from the sea.

Map of Location

Copyright Statement
These files are public domain and are a derivative of the topics are from American Tract Society Bible Dictionary published in 1859.

Bibliography Information
Rand, W. W. Entry for 'Capernaum'. American Tract Society Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/ats/c/capernaum.html. 1859.

Lectionary Calendar
Wednesday, June 19th, 2019
the Week of Proper 6 / Ordinary 11
ADVERTISEMENT
Search for…
Enter query in the box:
 or 
Choose a letter to browse:
A  B  C  D  E  F  G  H  I  J  K  L  M 
N  O  P  Q  R  S  T  U  V  W  Y  Z 

 
Prev Entry
Canon
Next Entry
Caphtorim
ADVERTISEMENT
To report dead links, typos, or html errors or suggestions about making these resources more useful use our convenient contact form
Powered by Lightspeed Technology