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Chorazim in Mevo'ot HaHermon Regional Council, Northern District, Israel
 

Chorazin in Christian Sources

 
 
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By Dale K. Benington, April 5, 2019
1. Chorazin in Christian Sources Marker
Inscription.  English Text:

"Corazin, a village in the Galilee, cursed by the Messiah, lies in ruins today."
[Eusebius, a 4th century church patriarch]

Jesus and his disciples preached and taught along the shores of Lake Kinneret, where many miracles were performed.
Chorazin rejected him and was cursed, together with Capernaum and Bethsaida.

"Its synagogue has more than once heard the word of God out of His mouth and witnessed the miracles He performed. This is why all Christians should cherish the ruins of this building. We know that in the time of Eusebius the town was deserted, the Messiah's curse had struck it, and as witness to their deliberate disregard of His loving grace, the synagogue lay, in ruins."
[Victor Guerin, explorer, 1875]

Christian sites on the shores of the sea of Galilee

Tiberias
Magdala
Tabgha
Capernaum
Mount of Beatitudes
Chorazim
Bethsaida
Kursi

29 Ann when they had platted a crown of thorns, they put it upon his head, and a reed in his right hand: and they bowed the
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By Dale K. Benington, April 5, 2019
2. Chorazin in Christian Sources Marker
Close-up view of a mosaic of a ship that is displayed on the marker.
knee before him, and mocked him, saying, Hail, King of the Jews,
Matthew 27

We are standing in the shade of a tree known as Zizyphus spina christi, from the branches of which, according to tradition, a crown was prepared for Jesus.
 
Location. 32° 54.695′ N, 35° 33.866′ E. Marker is in Chorazim, Northern District, in Mevo'ot HaHermon Regional Council. Marker can be reached from Northern District Route 8277 2.5 kilometers east of Northern District Route 90, on the right when traveling east. This marker is located in the midst of the archaeological ruins at the Korazim National Park. Touch for map. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Medusa (within shouting distance of this marker); Conch (within shouting distance of this marker); Seat of Moses (within shouting distance of this marker); Chorazin's Synagogue (within shouting distance of this marker); Decorated Column (within shouting distance of this marker); The Synagogue (within shouting distance of this marker); The Synagogue of Jesus (approx. 3.6 kilometers away); The Synagogue of Capharnaum (approx. 3.6 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chorazim.
 
More about this marker. This marker is located in the Korazim National Park, in the ruins of the ancient Jewish village. It is my impression that this particular ancient Jewish village site is very significant in both the historical and archaeological record of ancient Judaism, because several of the artifacts and structural elements that were found in the ruins of this village's synagogue are now on display in the Israel Museum in Jerusalem. Korazim (also known as Chorazin) is also part of the Biblical record, being a site that was visited by Jesus, as mentioned in Matthew 11:21 and Luke 10:13.
 
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By Dale K. Benington, April 5, 2019
3. Chorazin in Christian Sources Marker
Close-up view of the map displayed on the marker that shows the location of the Christian sites situated along the Sea of Galilee.
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By Dale K. Benington, April 5, 2019
4. Chorazin in Christian Sources Marker
View of marker, along a park walking trail, situated near the ruins of the village synagogue.
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By Dale K. Benington, April 5, 2019
5. Chorazin in Christian Sources Marker
View of the park walking trail that runs through the ruins of the ancient village.
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By Dale K. Benington, April 5, 2019
6. Chorazin in Christian Sources Marker
View of the partially restored, front entrance, to the ancient synagogue.
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By Dale K. Benington, April 5, 2019
7. Chorazin in Christian Sources Marker
View of the interior of the synagogue.
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on September 25, 2019. This page originally submitted on September 25, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 48 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on September 25, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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