Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Capernaum (Heb. Village of Nachum, or Field of Repentance, or City of Comfort), a town on the W. shore of the Lake of Gennesareth, on the borders of Zebulun and Naphtali. It was the chief residence of Christ when He began His mission, and was specially denounced by Him for unbelief. Archaeologists identify the modern Tel-Hum as its site, though some prefer the ruins at Khan-Miniyeh.