Town beside the Sea of Galilee that was a center for Jesus' ministry in Galilee.

Capernaum Synagogue

Synagogue at Capernaum
3rd cent. A.D.
Capernaum was a town on the northwestern shore of the Sea of Galilee. Although Jesus was raised in Nazareth in the hill country, he made Capernaum the center for his ministry in Galilee. Jesus taught in the synagogue at Capernaum, performed exorcisms, and healed Peter's mother-in-law (Mark 1:21-31). He also healed a paralytic and the slave of a royal official there (Mark 2:1-12; Luke 7:1-10). In time Jesus was apparently rejected in Capernaum (John 6: 52-59) and later pronounced judgment against the town (Matt 11:23-24; Luke 10:15)
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