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Capernaum (See also wiki article Kafr_Kanna.)

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CAPERNAUM - The headquarters of Jesus in His Galilaean ministry (Mt.4.13, Jn.2.12). Here He healed the centurion's servant (Mt.8.5-13, Lk.7.2-10, Jn.4.46-54), provided the half-shekel for the Temple tribute (Mt.17.24), taught in the synagogue (Mk.1.21, Lk.4.31, Jn.6.59), performed many miracles (Mk.1.23-2.12, Lk.4.33-41), taught His disciples (Mk.9.33). For its unbelief He denounced the city (Mt.11.23, Lk.10.15). Capernaum undoubtedly lay at Tell Hum, where there are extensive ruins, including those of a fine 3rd cent. synagogue, which may stand on the very site of the one that Jesus attended. The town is mentioned in an inscription found at el-Hammeh near the mouth of the Yarmuk river as Kephar Nahum. [Article: Dictionary of the Bible, J.Hastings, 2nd Ed., T&T.Clark, 1963. - R.A.S.M. - E.G.K.]

See also Wikipedia article Capernaum.