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Capharnaum, Northern District, Israel
 

The Synagogue of Jesus

 
 
The Synagogue of Jesus Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, March 7, 2013
1. The Synagogue of Jesus Marker
Inscription.
The Late Fourth Century A.D.
"White Synagogue"
Built Upon the Remains of the
"Synagogue of Jesus"

 
Location. 32° 52.861′ N, 35° 34.514′ E. Marker is in Capharnaum, Northern District. Marker can be reached from Route 87 3.3 kilometers east of Route 90. Touch for map. This historical marker is located in The Capernaum National Park, affixed to the west side of the "White Synagogue," a short distance north of the identified ruins of the Apostle Peter's house.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Synagogue of Capharnaum (within shouting distance of this marker in Galilee); Capharnaum (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line in Galilee); Church of Heptapegon (approx. 2.6 kilometers away in Galilee); Domestic Building (approx. 11 kilometers away); The Architecture of Tiberias (approx. 11 kilometers away); The Synagogue (approx. 11 kilometers away); Doors of Burial Caves / Burial Customs - Sarcophagi (approx. 11.1 kilometers away); "Magic on the sea of galilee..." (approx. 11.1 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Capharnaum.
 
More about this marker. The marker is affixed to the side of the synagogue that
The Synagogue of Jesus Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, March 7, 2013
2. The Synagogue of Jesus Marker
View of the historic marker affixed to the west side of the "White Synagogue,"made out of cut white limestone, with a view of the basalt stone foundation beneath it, that belonged to the "Synagogue of Jesus."
was built out of cut white limestone, in the late fourth century A.D. However, this synagogue was built on the top of the foundation of an earlier synagogue that was built on this site in the late 1st century B.C. or early 1st century A.D., and built out of basalt stone.
 
Regarding The Synagogue of Jesus. A number of modern day scholars seem to be of the opinion that this synagogue (the earlier synagogue built of black basalt stone, NOT the later white limestone synagogue) was the original structure built by the Roman centurion from Luke 7: 3-5. This would also be the synagogue where Jesus taught "as one who had authority" from Mark 1: 21, where Jesus was confronted by a demoniac while teaching from Mark 1: 21-27, where Jesus healed the servant of the centurion from Luke 7: 3, and where Jesus gave his sermon on the bread of life from John 6: 35-59.
 
Also see . . .
1. Capernaum. This is a link to information provided by BiblePlaces.com. (Submitted on April 2, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

2. Capharnaum, The Town of Jesus. This is a link to information provided by The Franciscans of the Holy Land and Malta. (Submitted on April 2, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

3. Capernaum. This is a link to information provided by BibleWalks.com (Submitted on April 2, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
The White Synagogue of Capernaum image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, March 7, 2013
3. The White Synagogue of Capernaum
View, looking through the front entrance, of the interior of the "White Synagogue."
 

4. Synagogue at Capernaum. This is a link to information provided by AllAboutArchaeology.org. (Submitted on April 2, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

5. Sanctuary Capernaum. This is a link to information, and a virtual tour of Peter's House and The Synagogue, provided by Franciscan Missionaries serving the Holy Land. (Submitted on June 1, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
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The Synagogue of Jesus image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, March 7, 2013
4. The Synagogue of Jesus
View of what I believe is an archaeological trench made in the interior of the "White Synagogue," showing the basalt stone ruins of the "Synagogue of Jesus" beneath the white limestone structure.
The White Synagogue of Capernaum image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, March 7, 2013
5. The White Synagogue of Capernaum
View of the interior of the ruins of the White Synagogue.
The White Synagogue of Capernaum image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, March 7, 2013
6. The White Synagogue of Capernaum
View of the doorway leading from the synagogue prayer hall to the eastern courtyard.
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By Dale K. Benington, March 7, 2013
7. The White Synagogue of Capernaum
View of the eastern courtyard of the White Synagogue.
The Synagogue of Jesus Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, March 8, 2013
8. The Synagogue of Jesus Marker
A panoramic view of the interior of the synagogue (click on the picture to enlarge).
The Synagogue of Jesus Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, March 8, 2013
9. The Synagogue of Jesus Marker
A panoramic view of the front of the synagogue (distant left of the picture) and the ruins south of the synagogue (click on the picture to enlarge).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 2, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 709 times since then and 77 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on April 2, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.   8, 9. submitted on June 1, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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