Capernaum – the town which was cursed by Jesus


Ruins of the synagogue in Capernaum.

Ruins of the synagogue in Capernaum. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


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Capernaum was a fishers town with about 1,500 people living there, and it was the home of the first disciples Jesus called — the fishermen Peter, Andrew, James and John, and the tax collector Matthew (who as Levi collected taxes in the customs office).

In this town, Jesus worshiped and taught in the synagogue — where his teaching made a deep impression on the local people because, unlike the scribes, he taught with authority. (Mark 1:21-22), and healed many people of


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