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Dictionaries :: Cana

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Easton's Bible Dictionary

Cana:

reedy, a town of Galilee, near Capernaum. Here our Lord wrought his first miracle, the turning of water into wine (Jhn 2:1-11; 4:46). It is also mentioned as the birth-place of Nathanael (21:2). It is not mentioned in the Old Testament. It has been identified with the modern Kana el-Jelil, also called Khurbet Kana, a place 8 or 9 miles north of Nazareth. Others have identified it with Kefr Kenna, which lies on the direct road to the Sea of Galilee, about 5 miles north-east of Nazareth, and 12 in a direct course from Tiberias. It is called "Cana of Galilee," to distinguish it from Cana of Asher (Jos 19:28).

Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary

Cana:

zeal; jealousy; possession

Smith's Bible Dictionary

Cana:

(place of reeds). of Galilee, once Cana in Galilee, a village or town not far from Capernaum, memorable as the scene of Christ's first miracle (John 2:1; 2:11; 4:46) as well as of a subsequent one (John 4:46, 54) and also as the native place of the apostle Nathanael (John 21:2). The traditional site is at KEFR‐KENNA, a small village about 4 1/2 miles northwest of Nazareth. The rival site is a village situated farther north, about five miles north of Seffurieh (Sepphoris) and nine north of Nazareth.

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