reedy, a town of Galilee, near Capernaum. Here our Lord wrought his first miracle, the turning of water into wine ( John 2:1-11 ; 4:46 ). It is also mentioned as the birth-place of Nathanael ( 21:2 ). It is not mentioned in the Old Testament. It has been identified with the modern Kana el-Jelil, also called Khurbet Kana, a place 8 or 9 miles north of Nazareth. Others have identified it with Kefr Kenna, which lies on the direct road to the Sea of Galilee, about 5 miles north-east of Nazareth, and 12 in a direct course from Tiberias. It is called "Cana of Galilee," to distinguish it from Cana of Asher ( Joshua 19:28 ).
zeal; jealousy; possession
(place of reeds ) of Galilee, once Cana in Galilee, a village or town not far from Capernaum, memorable as the scene of Christs first miracle, ( John 2:1 John 2:11 ; 4:46 ) as well as of a subsequent one, ( John 4:46 John 4:54 ) and also as the native place of the apostle Nathanael. ( John 21:2 ) The traditional site is at Kefr-Kenna , a small village about 4 1/2 miles northwest of Nazareth. The rival site is a village situated farther north, about five miles north of Seffurieh (Sepphoris) and nine north of Nazareth.