(village of Nahum ) was on the western shore of the Sea of Galilee. ( Matthew 4:13 ) comp. John 6:24 It was in the "land of Gennesaret," [ ( Matthew 14:34 ) comp. John 6:17,21,24 ] It was of sufficient size to be always called a "city," ( Matthew 9:1 ; Mark 1:33 ) had its own synagogue, in which our Lord frequently taught, ( Mark 1:21 ; Luke 4:33 Luke 4:38 ; John 6:59 ) and there was also a customs station, where the dues were gathered both by stationary and by itinerant officers. ( Matthew 9:9 ; 17:24 ; Mark 2:14 ; Luke 5:27 ) The only interest attaching to Capernaum is as the residence of our Lord and his apostles, the scene of so many miracles and "gracious words." It was when he returned thither that he is said to have been "in the house." ( Mark 2:1 ) The spots which lay claim to its site are,
[N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
[E] indicates this entry was also found in Easton's Bible Dictionary
[H] indicates this entry was also found in Hitchcock's Bible Names
Bibliography InformationSmith, William, Dr. "Entry for 'Capernaum'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary".