Dwelt in Capernaum (Katwikhsen ei Kaparnaoum). He went first to Nazareth, his old home, but was rejected there ( Luke 4:16-31 ). In Capernaum (probably the modern Tell Hm) Jesus was in a large town, one of the centres of Galilean political and commercial life, a fishing mart, where many Gentiles came. Here the message of the kingdom would have a better chance than in Jerusalem with its ecclesiastical prejudices or in Nazareth with its local jealousies. So Jesus "made his home" (katwikhsen) here.