View from the Sea
The House of Peter
Excavations revealed one residence that stood out from the others. This house was the object of early Christian attention with 2nd century graffiti and a 4th century house church built above it. In the 5th century a large octagonal Byzantine church was erected above this, complete with a baptistery. Pilgrims referred to this as the house of the apostle Peter.
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Capharnaum – the town of Jesus (Franciscan Cyberspot) Very extensive site by the Franciscans, featuring an interactive aerial photograph.
Capernaum (Walking in Their Sandals) Gives easy-to-read information on the location, biblical significance, etc. Features links to photographs and on-line scripture references.
Capernaum (BIBARCH) Features many informative links within the text to resources such as: scripture references, the site’s bibliography (some sources cited are available on the web), and a “words and phrases glossary.” Also offers a “Scripture Summary” and “Chronological Summary.”
Capernaum (Crystalinks) – Limited, but map shows Capernaum’s location.
Capernaum (Second Temple Synagogues, by Donald D. Binder) Features good pictures and text, focusing on the synagogue.
The Synagogue at Capernaum (Jewish Virtual Library) Gives an interesting and detailed history of the synagogue, including links to descriptions of related terms.
Capernaum (Christian Travel Study Programs, Ltd.) Limited text, but site features several good pictures with excellent identifying captions.
Photos from Capernaum, 1997 (Jesus Walk) Part of “Disciple Lessons from Luke’s Gospel.”
Capernaum (Into His Own) A brief, encyclopedia-type article with multiple links to related words and topics for further study.
Ancient synagogues in Bar’am and Capernaum (The Jewish Magazine) Offers an interesting look at early synagogues in general; looks specifically at two Galilean synagogues.