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Kitto's Popular Cyclopedia of Biblial Literature

Cana

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Ca´na, a town in Galilee, not far from Capernaum, where Christ performed his first miracle by turning water into wine (). This Cana is not named in the Old Testament, but is mentioned by Josephus as a village of Galilee. The site has long been identified with the present Kefr Kenna, a small place about four miles north-east from Nazareth, on one of the roads to Tiberias.

There is a ruined place called Kâna el-Jelil, about eight miles N. ½ E. from Nazareth, which Dr. Robinson is inclined to regard as the more probable site of Cana. His reasons are certainly of considerable weight.

 

 

 

 

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Kitto, John, ed. Entry for 'Cana'. "Kitto's Popular Cyclopedia of Biblial Literature". https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/kbe/c/cana.html.

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