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Chorazin Synagogue

Chorazin (See also wiki article Chorazin.)

CHORAZIN - Mentioned only in the woe pronounced by Jesus (Mt.11.21, Lk.10.13). The name survives at the ruins of Kerazeh, N. of Capernaum. Here there are remains of a synagogue of the 3rd cent. AD, probably standing on the site of the one which Jesus may have visited. Of particular interest is a cathedra Mosis (Mt.23.2) bearing an inscription in Aramaic honouring the man who had paid for the portico and stairway. [Article: Dictionary of the Bible, J.Hastings, 2nd Ed., T&T.Clark, 1963. - E.G.K.]