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Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Capharnaum on the Dead Sea

Capharnaum: Home of Peter, Andrew, James, an John

Ruins of Capharnaum

Greek Orthodox Monastery

Sea of Galilee from Capernaum

Capernaum was a settlement on the shore of the Sea of Galilee that was inhabited from 150 BC to about AD 750. It is one place were you can actually see ruins but they are walled off so you only see them at a distance, you can't walk among them.
One of the houses was the house of Peter, the pope himself declared it so. The site of that house now consists of an ultramodern church built to look like a space ship.
From Capernaum you are only about 60 miles from Damascus Syria and Beirut Lebanon, closer than to Jerusalem.

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