Matthew 11:20-24, Luke 10:13-14
This is the first day of our tour and the first site we visit is Chorazin.
Facts about Chorazin
- Two miles north of the Sea of Galilee and north of the site for Capernaum.
- The Talmud mentions its fame for wheat in the first and early second centuries, but by the second half of the third century it was no longer inhabited.
- Listed along with Capernaum and Behtsaida as one of the cities in which most of Jesus’ miracles were done.
- The ruins indicate that it was a fairly important city. Remains of a synagogue, probably from the 4th century A.D., include a carved seat with an inscription, an example of a “Moses’ seat” (Mt 23:2) (more…)