Matthew 9:1; Mark 2:1; Matthew 11:23; Matthew 14:34; John 6:17,24
Remarkable as being called the Lord’s “own city” (Matt. 9:11And he entered into a ship, and passed over, and came into his own city. (Matthew 9:1); Mark 2:11And again he entered into Capernaum after some days; and it was noised that he was in the house. (Mark 2:1)). It was one which He often visited, and in which many of His “mighty works” were done. He speaks of it as “exalted to heaven”; perhaps in the privilege of the presence and testimony of the Lord; but, because of refusing Him and His works, it should be “brought down to hell” (Hades) (Matt. 11:2323And thou, Capernaum, which art exalted unto heaven, shalt be brought down to hell: for if the mighty works, which have been done in thee, had been done in Sodom, it would have remained until this day. (Matthew 11:23)). It has been so destroyed that even its ruins cannot with certainty be discovered. It was in the district of Gennesaret (Matt. 14:3434And when they were gone over, they came into the land of Gennesaret. (Matthew 14:34); John 6:17, 2417And entered into a ship, and went over the sea toward Capernaum. And it was now dark, and Jesus was not come to them. (John 6:17)
24When the people therefore saw that Jesus was not there, neither his disciples, they also took shipping, and came to Capernaum, seeking for Jesus. (John 6:24)
), therefore on the N. W. of the Sea of Galilee. Its identification varies between Khan Minia, 32° 52' N, and Tell Hum, about 3 miles farther N. E. There are ruins or rather mounds in both places, and the relics of a synagogue at the latter, but a fountain of water, of which Josephus speaks, is only found at Khan Minia.