Sights and Insights: A city with a unique claim

12.07.2011                      10.Tammus, 5771

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Sights and Insights: A city with a unique claim

Dr. Wayne Stiles discovers the archaeological treasures at Capernaum in the Galilee, and why it claims to be the “Town of Jesus."

Not many places in the Galilee can genuinely claim to be the “Town of Jesus.” But every visitor who enters the ancient site of Capernaum passes a sign that makes exactly that boast.
A stroll around the site reveals numerous archaeological treasures. A millstone for grinding wheat. A second-century Roman mile marker. Numerous marble capitals that once graced now-forgotten columns. Jewish carvings adorn limestone reliefs. One of the bas-reliefs reveals a seven-branch menorah. Another outlines what many see as the Ark of the Covenant….