What was Capernaum like in biblical times?

What type of people lived in Capernaum?

The inhabitants were fishermen, farmers and merchants. A Roman milestone bearing an inscription from the period of the Emperor Hadrian (early 2nd century CE) attests to the important road across the village, which linked the Galilee with Damascus.

Which disciples were from Capernaum?

Five of them – Peter, Andrew, James, John and Matthew – came directly from Capernaum and all the other disciples came from the Galilee area.

Why was Capernaum exalted to heaven?

Analysis. Lapide points out that Capernaum has become exalted by Jesus’ miracles and doctrine and preaching, not it’s wealth and prosperity. However for not receiving Jesus, they will be brought down to Hades, which the KJV renders as ‘hell’ while the NIV gives ‘depths.

Is Capernaum and Bethsaida the same place?

Bethsaida near the shore of the Sea of Galilee. … While the location of Capernaum, another Galilean fishing village frequently mentioned in the Gospels, was identified in the early 20th century, the location of Bethsaida has remained contested.

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