Sunday, April 29, 2018

Peter's house in Capernaum?

BIBLE HISTORY DAILY: The House of Peter: The Home of Jesus in Capernaum? How the remnants of the humble dwelling of Jesus in Capernaum illuminate how Christianity began.
Biblical archaeology discoveries are not cut-and-dry cases. Though there is no definitive proof in this instance that the house ruin uncovered by the excavators actually is the ancient house of Peter, there is layer upon layer of circumstantial evidence to support its importance in early Christianity and its association with Jesus in Capernaum and his foremost disciple, Peter. Were it not for its association with Jesus and Peter, why else would a run-of-the-mill first-century house in Capernaum have become a focal point of Christian worship and identity for centuries to come?
I am surprised to see that PaleoJudaica has never before mentioned this important site.

More on the Capernaum synagogue is here.

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