After the Mount of Beatitudes, we went to Korazin, where I gave the first of my required three talks. I’ll post that separately.
Korazin is the first of the Three Cursed Cities where Jesus did most of His ministry, but they failed to come to faith, so he woed to them. All three are in ruins.
This is a coney. They’re all over the hills. They’re mentioned in Leviticus 11:5, Deuteronomy 14:7, Psalm 104:18, Proverbs 30:24-26, and maybe a few other places. They’re basically like giant guinea pigs, about the size of a cat.
Then we drove a few minutes to Capernaum.
Capernaum was very different to Korazin. At Korazin, we had been able to go in and wander around the ruins, which were just sort of there. At Capernaum, it’s again owned by the Catholic church, so it was very built-up and cordoned-off. And you had to pay for toilets (so none of us went).
This is the White Synagogue. Because it’s made from limestone and not basalt, which is the local stone, it was probably built in another town and later moved for one reason or another. From the outside, you can see the black base which is part of the synagogue Jesus would have used.