Capernaum

Capernaum (Kuh-puhr´nay-uhm; Heb., “village of Nahum”)

A town on the northwest shore of the Sea of Galilee, about two and a half miles from the mouth of the Jordan River. Capernaum was the center of Jesus’s Galilean ministry (Matt 4:13). Here he healed the centurion’s son (Matt 8:5-13; Luke 7:1-10; John 4:46-54) and engaged in other healing, teaching, and exorcising (Matt 17:24; Mark 2:1; Luke 4:23; Luke 4:31; John 2:12; John 6:17; John 6:24). In particular, Jesus was active in the synagogue (Mark 1:21; John 6:59) and in “Peter’s house” (Matt 8:14-17; Mark 1:29-34; Mark 9:33). In spite of all his work there, however, Jesus apparently felt rejected by the people of Capernaum and cursed the town (Matt 11:23-24; Luke 10:15).

Matt 4:13

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Matt 8:5-13

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Luke 7:1-10

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John 4:46-54

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Matt 17:24

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Mark 2:1

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Luke 4:23

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Luke 4:31

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John 2:12

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John 6:17

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John 6:24

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Mark 1:21

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John 6:59

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Matt 8:14-17

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Mark 1:29-34

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Mark 9:33

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Matt 11:23-24

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Luke 10:15

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