A city of Galilee, of the tribe of Nepthali, on the northwest of the Lake of Tiberias, not far from Bethsaida and Corozain and commercially very important in the time of Our Lord, who dwelt there for a long time and there wrought many miracles, so that the city came to be called the city of Jesus. It was at Capharnaum that Jesus Christ foretold the institution of the sacrament of the Holy Eucharist (John vi. 24 et seq.).

MLA Citation

  • Bishop Geremia Bonomelli, D.D.. “Capharnaum”. A Small Geographical, Historical and Archaeological Dictionary for Understanding the New Testament, 1909. CatholicSaints.Info. 22 January 2020. Web. 17 May 2021. <>