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Title / Description: Synagogue, looking northCommentary: He left Nazareth and made his home in Capernaum by the sea, in the territory of Zebulun and Naphtali..." Matthew 4:13 (NRSV)
Provenance: Capernaum, Israel
Object Type: image - architecture
Date: 1st c. CE, 4-5 c. CE
"He left that place and entered their synagogue; a man was there with a withered hand, and they asked him, 'Is it lawful to cure on the sabbath?' so that they might accuse him." Matthew 12:9-10 (NRSV)
"They went to Capernaum; and when the synagogue came, he entered the synagogue and taught." Mark 1:21 (NRSV)
"Again he entered the synagogue, and a man was there who had a withered hand." Mark 3:1 (NRSV)
"He went down to Capernaum, a city in Galilee, and was teaching them on the sabbath." Luke 4:31(NRSV)
"On another sabbath he entered the synagogue and taught, and there was a man there whose right hand was withered." Luke 6:6 (NRSV)
"After this he went down to Capernaum with his mother, his brothers, and his disciples; and remained there a few days." John 2:12 (NRSV)
For a floorplan of the synaogue see Floorplan. Or you may want to look at the columns in detail.
Source: Cutts, Edward L.