American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- A city of ancient Palestine on the northwest shore of the Sea of Galilee. It was Jesus's home for much of his ministry and the site of many events in the New Testament. A nearby elevation is said to have been the setting for the Sermon on the Mount.
“Jesus, on His return to Galilee, did not, as might have been expected, make Nazareth the place of His stated residence, but, "leaving [or passing by] Nazareth," he came and dwelt in Capernaum, which is upon the seacoast -- maritime”
“Looking intently at the two forlorn figures standing silently before her, her heart was filled with pity and she remembered what the Master said one day to His disciples in Capernaum, "Whoso receiveth one such little child in my name receiveth me.”
“The name Capernaum, that is, "village of Nahum," seems to take its name from Nahum having resided in it, though born in Elkosh in the neighborhood.”
“And as Jesus passed forth from thence -- that is, from the scene of the paralytic's cure in Capernaum, towards the shore of the Sea of”
“The name Capernaum is doubtfully mentioned in the history, but the occurrence is said to have taken place on the borders of Lycia.”
“Capernaum is here condemned with an emphasis (v. 23), And thou,”
“These people lived in Capernaum, knew Christ's character, that he never spake a rash or foolish word; they knew how many mighty works he had done; so that if they did not understand what he meant by this, they might at least have been silent in expectation of the issue.”
“But he came and dwelt in Capernaum, which was a city of Galilee, but many miles distant from Nazareth, a great city and of much resort.”
“This miracle was wrought in Capernaum, where most of Christ's mighty works were done, Matt. xi.”
“Here is a particular account of his preaching in Capernaum, one of the cities of Galilee; for though John Baptist chose to preach in a wilderness, and did well, and did good, yet it doth not therefore follow, that Jesus must do so too; the inclinations and opportunities of ministers may very much differ, and yet both be in the way of their duty, and both useful.”
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