Holy Land 2001 Capernaum Photos

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Biblical References: Not mentioned in the Old Testament, Capernaum was an important city on the north-west shore of the Sea of Galilee by the time of Christ. The city probably had a Roman military post, since a centurion came to Jesus for healing for his servant (Matthew 8.5-13). Matthew had been the tax-collector there (9.9ff). Jesus healed a man in the Capernaum synagogue on the sabbath (Mark 1.21ff). He healed the paralysed man who was lowered through a hole in the roof (2.1ff). Capernaum was one of the cities rebuked for their refusal to repent (Matthew 11.20ff).
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Houses in Capernaum were grouped round a courtyard.

A large storage bin is now underneath a very modern church.
The present white synagogue at Capernaum was built on the foundations of a black synagogue dating from Jesus' time. Vessels for food preparation, Capernaum.
Capital of a Corinthian column, Capernaum. The menorah is clearly visible.

The Synagogue in Capernaum.
Column in Capernaum Synagogue with an inscription in Greek.

Photographs © Peter J Blackburn, 2001