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Capharnaum, Galilee, Israel — The Middle East
 

Capharnaum

 
 
Capharnaum Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, May 24, 2011
1. Capharnaum Marker
Inscription.
Capharnaum the town of Jesus
He left Nazareth and went to live in Capharnaum by the sea (Gospel of Matthew 4:13). He entered a boat, made a crossing, and came into his own town (Gospel of Matthew 9:1).

The House of Simon Peter
On leaving the synagogue he entered the house of Peter and Andrew with James and John (Gospel of Marc 1:29).

In Capharnaum the house of the Prince of the Apostles was changed into a church; the original walls, however, are still standing (Etheria, late fourth century AD).

We came to Capharnaum in the house of Saint Peter, which at present is a basilica (Anonimus Placentinus, 587).

The Synagogue
I am the bread of life (Gospel of John 6:18) These things he said while teaching in the synagogue of Capharnaum (Gospel of John 6:59).

Archaeological Excavations: Father Gaudentius Orfali, 1921-1926; Fathers Vigilio C. Corbo and Stanislao Loffreda (1968-1986).
 
Erected by Custodia Terrae Sanctae, Ordo Fratru Minorum – Franciscan Friars.
 
Location. 32° 52.827′ N, 35° 34.456′ E. Marker is in Capharnaum, Galilee. Marker can be reached from Highway 87 3.3
Capharnaum Marker - at the gateway to the "Town of Jesus" image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, May 24, 2011
2. Capharnaum Marker - at the gateway to the "Town of Jesus"
kilometers east of Route 90. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Capharnaum, Galilee 12929, Israel.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Synagogue of Capharnaum (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); The Synagogue of Jesus (about 120 meters away in Northern District); Church of Heptapegon (approx. 2.4 kilometers away); Domestic Building (approx. 10.9 kilometers away in Northern District); The Architecture of Tiberias (approx. 11 kilometers away in Northern District); The Synagogue (approx. 11 kilometers away in Northern District); Doors of Burial Caves / Burial Customs - Sarcophagi (approx. 11 kilometers away in Northern District); "Magic on the sea of galilee..." (approx. 11 kilometers away in Northern District). Click for a list of all markers in Capharnaum.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study each marker in the order shown.
 
Also see . . .  Saint Peter. Prince of the Apostles (Submitted on July 5, 2011, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.) 
 
Additional keywords. Capernaum; Kfar Nahum ("Nahum's village"); National
Saint Peter in bronze - by Teresa and Charles L. Madden (sculptor) image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, May 24, 2011
3. Saint Peter in bronze - by Teresa and Charles L. Madden (sculptor)
Parks of Israel.

 
Categories. Churches, Etc.
 
The Church of Saint Peter - viewed from near the ancient Capharnaum Synagogue image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, May 24, 2011
4. The Church of Saint Peter - viewed from near the ancient Capharnaum Synagogue
Interior of the modern Roman Catholic church image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, May 24, 2011
5. Interior of the modern Roman Catholic church
Window in the church floor above the ancient ruins of Simon Peter's home image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, May 24, 2011
6. Window in the church floor above the ancient ruins of Simon Peter's home
View from the church of the surrounding gardens, looking north and west image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, May 24, 2011
7. View from the church of the surrounding gardens, looking north and west
The ancient Capharnaum Synagouge, undergoing restoration very near the home of the apostles <br> image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, May 24, 2011
8. The ancient Capharnaum Synagouge, undergoing restoration very near the home of the apostles
Peter and Andrew - where Jesus of Nazareth once resided.
The Sea of Galilee (Lake Tiberias) image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, May 24, 2011
9. The Sea of Galilee (Lake Tiberias)
- view from the parking area below the entrance to "Capharnaum, Town of Jesus".
View of the strategic Golan Heights, east of Capharnaum image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, May 24, 2011
10. View of the strategic Golan Heights, east of Capharnaum
- territory seized by Israel from Syria during the conflict of 1967 and presently monitored by United Nations peacekeepers.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 773 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. submitted on , by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.   10. submitted on , by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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