Capernaum (Hebrew: Kfar Nahum – “Village of Nahum”) is an ancient fishing village on the North Western shores of the sea of Galilee, known mostly as “the town of Jesus” (Mat. 4:13).
Capernaum existed as a fhising village in Roman times, and later as a major pilgrimage destination in Byzantine times, yet In the Middle ages the site was abanodoned and forgotton.
Capernaum was re-discovered in 1838, and excavated since the 1900’s. Today visitors to Capernaum can admire a well preserved ornate Jewish Synagogue, an Octagonal Church built over a home believed to be the house where Jesus healed Peter’s mother-in-law, and a mysterious Mausoleum .
On the eastern side of the site, whch is maintained by the Gree-Orthodox church, is a church Commemorating the presumed site where Jesus appointed his Disciples (“Church of the twelth Apostels”).
Presenting Capernaum to “The Watchman”, 2019
The village was inhabited continuously from the 2nd century BC to the 11th century AD, when it was abandoned sometime before the Crusader conquest. This includes the re-establishment of the village during the Early Islamic period soon after the 749 earthquake.
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Capernaum is located on the North Western Shore of the Sea of Galilee. It is about 3 hours drive from Tel-Aviv, and takes 1 hour to explore.
.A video of touring Capernaum in 1951..