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A city of ancient Palestine on the northwest shore of the Sea of Galilee. It was Jesus's home for much of his ministry and the site of many events in the New Testament. A nearby elevation is said to have been the setting for the Sermon on the Mount.
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(Placename) a ruined town in N Israel, on the NW shore of the Sea of Galilee: closely associated with Jesus Christ during his ministry
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Ca•per•na•um(kəˈpɜr neɪ əm, -ni-)
an ancient site in N Israel, on the Sea of Galilee: center of Jesus' ministry in Galilee.
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