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Chorazin

G5 on the Map.

Khirbet. Kerazeh. A Jewish town in Upper Galilee, 3 miles N of Capernaum. It was reproached by Jesus along with Bethsaida and Capernaum:


Matt 11:20-24 "Then He began to rebuke the cities in which most of His mighty works had been done, because they did not repent: "Woe to you, Chorazin! Woe to you, Bethsaida! For if the mighty works which were done in you had been done in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented long ago in sackcloth and ashes. But I say to you, it will be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon in the day of judgment than for you. And you, Capernaum, who are exalted to heaven, will be brought down to Hades; for if the mighty works which were done in you had been done in Sodom, it would have remained until this day. But I say to you that it shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom in the day of judgment than for you."


In Jewish literature it was connected with the supply of grain used in Temple rituals. The synagogue of Chorazin was discovered and excavated. It was of the Galilean style located in the center of town. It was 70 feet x 50 feet and made of black basalt and the walls are fairly well preserved. There was also a basalt throne found which was "the throne of Moses" which was used during the reading of the Torah. The three main entrances faced Jerusalem.


Also see: Luke 10:13.




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