Capernaum (Capharnaum)

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In contrast to the leap of faith required by many other holy sites around the Sea of Galilee, in Capernaum there were clear and dramatic remnants of an ancient town that had at least visual plausibility of being what they were asserted to be.

In Jesus' time, Kfar Nahum was a thriving town of merchants and fishermen. The apostle Peter lived there and Jesus established the base of his ministry there (Matthew 4), although he would also curse the city for not heeding his message (Matthew 11). Seems that ambivalent feelings about cities are not limited to present-day New Yorkers.

The House of St. Peter is a modernist octagonal structure built over the outline of a Byzantine basilica, which, in turn, was built over ruins attributed to the home of the apostle Peter, that may include a room where Jesus slept.

The adjacent remnants of a synagogue probably dates from the late Byzantine period (4th-5th centuries CE). Although this follows Jesus death by many years, reuse of consecrated ground was common, so the synagogue where Jesus taught may have been on this site. The remnants of an earlier structure exposed in an excavation on the synagogue's southeastern corner may date from Jesus' time.

Capernaum (Capharnaum) - Buses
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Buses
Capernaum (Capharnaum) - Spina-Christi Tree
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Spina-Christi Tree
Capernaum (Capharnaum) - Pathway
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Pathway
Capernaum (Capharnaum) - Gate
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Gate
Capernaum (Capharnaum) - Sign
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Sign
Capernaum (Capharnaum) - Garden
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Garden
Capernaum (Capharnaum) - Ruins
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Ruins
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St. Peter
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Capernaum (Capharnaum) - Minora?
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Minora?
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Cornice remnants
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Cornice remnants
Capernaum (Capharnaum) - Magen David?
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Magen David?
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Capernaum (Capharnaum) - Byzantine mosaic
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Byzantine mosaic
Capernaum (Capharnaum) - Synagogue ruin
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Synagogue ruin
Capernaum (Capharnaum) - Site map
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Site map
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Site map
Capernaum (Capharnaum) - Synagogue
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Synagogue
Capernaum (Capharnaum) - Remnant of synagogue from Jesus' time?
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Remnant of synagogue from Jesus' time?
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Synagogue
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Synagogue
Capernaum (Capharnaum) - Discussion
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Discussion
Capernaum (Capharnaum) - Capernaum
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Capernaum (Capharnaum) - Olive press
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Olive press
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Olive press
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Capernaum (Capharnaum) - Olive press
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Olive press
Capernaum (Capharnaum) - Capernaum
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Capernaum (Capharnaum) - License
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License
Capernaum (Capharnaum) - Leaving
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Leaving

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