“Jesus lived in the fishing village of Capernaum during the beginning of His ministry so many Holy Sites are located in this region on the North West shore of the Sea of Galilee (Mark 1:21). His first disciples were found here (Mark 1:16-20). The House of Peter, where scholars believe Jesus lived (Matthew 8:14-16) was discovered by Italian archaeologists in the layers under ruins of a 5th century Byzantine church (1960s). The location is significant because it’s where Jesus lived and taught and where His believers may have gathered to form the early church.” We can found in the same region other places of pilgrimage like Church of the Twelve Apostles, Yardenit Baptismal Site or the Church of the Beatitudes…
“The village is located next to the Sea of Galilee where Jesus chose His disciples: Peter, Andrew, James, and John (Matthew 4:18,22). Jesus calmed a storm on the Sea (Matthew 8:23-27). Jesus met His disciples there after His Resurrection (John 21).
The house had two courtyards with a few small rooms around them. Archeologists believe that the house became a gathering place after Jesus’ death and resurrection. The structure grew into a church building. Archaeologists have discovered ceramic vessels used for different purposes (oil lamps, cooking vessels). Words were written on the structure walls in different languages. Their findings have revealed the rich history of the location and how it has changed over the centuries as it grew from a house, to a gathering place, to a church building.”
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