Thursday, 29 September 2011

Capernaum in Galilee, the Town of Jesus

Travel article Nr. 4 related to the important historical places in the “Life of Jesus”.

As a young adult, Jesus arrived by boat in the Jewish town of Capernaum where he stayed for several years. A part of the synagogue is still standing and open for visitors. Here in Capernaum, Jesus performed several miracles by healing people. However, the most important aspect of this period was that he learned about life and formed his vision. After visiting the temple of David in Jerusalem, Jesus could not understand that priests were requesting money for their services. Here in this town he got to know many of his disciples Simon, John, Matthew, James and Andrew. Near the end, Jesus appointed Simon as his main follower. He referred to Simon as the rock, from now on your name is Peter. Peter is the main apostle, holding the key to heaven, the spreader of the religion. In the 7th century, the town of Capernaum was destructed during a war. On the exact place where the house of Peter stood, they built a new church.

Als jong volwassene kwam Jezus per boot aan in de Joodse stad Capernaum waar hij verschillende jaren van zijn leven woonde. Een gedeelte van de originele synagoge staat nog recht en is open voor bezoekers. In deze stad heeft Jezus enkele mirakels verricht door mensen te genezen. Het allerbelangrijkste onderdeel van zijn leven in Capernaum was een periode van studie en het vormen van zijn visie. Na zijn bezoek aan de tempel van David in Jeruzalem, kon Jezus niet begrijpen dat priesters geld vroegen voor hun diensten. In deze stad leerde hij vele van zijn apostelen kennen, waaronder: Simon, Johannes, Matteüs, Jakobus en Andreas. Naar het einde van zijn leven toe, benoemde Jezus, Simon als zijn hoofdapostel. Simon, jij bent de rots vanaf nu is je naam Petrus (Pieter). Petrus is de hoofdapostel, de houder van de sleutel tot de hemel, de verkondiger van het geloof. Gedurende de 7de eeuw werd de stad vernietigd. Op de plaats waar het huis van Petrus stond, staat nu een moderne kerk..

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Our travel articles related to the important historical places in the “Life of Jesus”:
1. The Basilica of the Annunciation, Nazareth
2. The House and carpentry of Joseph in Nazareth underneath the Saint Joseph church
3. Grotto of the Nativity - Why Bethlehem instead of Nazareth? The flight to Egypt.
4. Capernaum in Galilee, the Town of Jesus.
5. Baptismal site in the Jordan River where John baptised Jesus.
6. Sermon on the mount, our visit to Mount of Beatitudes.
7. Tabgha, the miracle of the loaves and the fishes.
8. The Mount of Olives, one of the must important places for Jesus and the Jews.
9. The Basilica of the Agony, the evening before the arrest of Jesus.
10. An emotional visit on the Via Dolorosa where Jesus carried the cross.
11. Touching the rock on which Jesus died, the church of the Holy Sepulchre.
12. The Stone of Unction in the church of the Holy Sepulchre.
13. The Tomb of Jesus and the Resurrection, Church of the Holy Selpuchre.

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5 comments:

  1. FEEL the antiquity!


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  2. Fantastic old stones...
    Beautiful clear photos again.

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  3. What a fascinating and beautiful place! XO

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  4. I think you're a really talented blogger your blog is so pretty and every single post I've seen is so beautifully done.
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    XO,
    Lucija
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  5. i am assuming that these pillars were actually a part of the original temple. Loved seeing this

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