Capernaum AKA "The Town of Jesus" is a small city off the coast of the Galilee Sea. Many stories about Jesus and His miracles took place in Capernuam.
Here is a list of things Jesus did in Capernaum
- The miraculous catch of fish that started to break the nets (Luke 5:1-11)
- He says to His first disciples “follow me and I will make you fishers of men" (Matthew 4:17 & mark 1:17)
- He healed the son of the royal official of Capernaum (John 4:46-54)
- He speaks with authority in the Synagogue (Mark 1:23-28 & Luke 4:33-37)
- He healed the paralytic the faithful friends dropped through Peter's roof (Mark 2:1-12, Luke 5:18-26, Matthew 8:14-15)
- He made Levi (Matthew) the tax collector one of His disciples (Mark 2:13-17)
- He healed the man with the disfigured hand on the Sabbath w/o lifting a finger (Mark 3:1-6 & Matthew 12-9-13)
- He made the Pharisees so mad, they started plotting to destroying Him (Mark 3:6)
- His infamous Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5-7)
- He healed Peter’s mother-in-Law (Matthew 8:14-15)
- He healed the woman with bleeding issues (Mark 5:25-34)
- He raises a girl from the dead (Luke 8:40-56)
- He healed two blind men (Matthew 9:27-31)
- He casted demons out of a man who couldn’t speak (Matthew 9:32-34)
- A fish gives Him His tax money (Matthew 17:24-27)
Jesus Did a Lot More Than That (& Still Does)
Now Jesus did many other signs in the presence of the disciples, which are not written in this book; but these are written so that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name. - John 20:30-31
If you think about it, it almost seems like story book of a mythodical figure. However, Jesus was/is very real. If you ever visit Israel, they’ll show you everywhere he walked, performed His miracles, and so much more. There’s no debate to his existence, His popularity, and His miracles there.
You can read more about Jesus & Capernaum at the following sites;
To top it off, he died for our sins, so that those that believe do not have to suffer from the wrath of God.
Wikipedia on the town of Capernaum
Capernaum ( /kəˈpɜrniəm/ kə-PUR-nee-əm; Hebrew: כְּפַר נַחוּם, Kfar Nahum, "Nahum's village") was a fishing village in the time of the Hasmoneans. Located on the northern shore of the Sea of Galilee. It had a population of about 1,500. Archaeological excavations have revealed two ancient synagogues built one over the other. A church near Capernaum is said to be the home of Saint Peter.
The town is cited in the Gospel of Luke where it was reported to have been the home of the apostles Simon Peter, Andrew, James and John, as well as the tax collector Matthew. In Matthew 4:13 the town was reported to have been the home of Jesus. According to Luke 4:31–44, Jesus taught in the synagogue in Capernaum on Sabbath. Jesus then healed a man who had the spirit of an unclean devil and healed a fever in Simon Peter's mother-in-law. According to Luke 7:1-10, it is also the place where a Roman Centurion asked Jesus to heal his servant. Capernaum is also mentioned in the Gospel of Mark (2:1), it is the location of the famous healing of the paralytic lowered through the roof to reach Jesus. According to the Synoptic Gospels, Jesus selected this town as the center of his public ministry in the Galilee after he left the small mountainous hamlet of Nazareth (Matthew 4:12–17). Capernaum has no obvious advantages over any other city in the area, so he probably chose it because it was the home of his first disciples, Simon (Peter) and Andrew.
Today, Capernaum is a national park and tour site reminiscing on the miracles of Jesus.