Posted by: Frederick Cornwell Sanders | 2012/01/24

Capernaum 2584 i, The Use of Context in Bible Study – Part III

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Capernaum 2584 i, The Use of Context in Bible Study – Part I

Focusing on Apostle Matthew‘s account, as John the Baptist is placed in prison by Herod Antipas, Jesus moves from the village of Nazareth to the Roman garrison town of Capernaum next to the Sea of Galilee as cited in Chapter 4, Verse 13. i Logistically, Capernaum is advantageous to Christ and His message. He moves away from the secluded valley village of Nazareth among the hills of Lower Galilee. ii Jesus opts for closeness to Herod Antipas’s power base in Tiberias, his capital, and closer to Philip’s Tetrarchy that included Gaulanitis. iii Considering communication, while Nazareth is close to the main trading routes of that time, Capernaum is directly on Via Maris. iv The accessibility to the first century trade routes is an advantage allowing the “Good News” to travel easily over Roman infrastructure. v

i James Strong, A Concise Dictionary of the Words in the Greek Testament; With Their Renderings in the Authorized English Version (Madison, New Jersey: publisher unknown at this time, 1890), page 39.

v    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Roman_Empire_125.png used under license http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/deed.en as originally published by Andrein, with the assistance of EraNavigator . The original publisher does not in any way suggest that they endorse this author or this use of the map.

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