The Hebrew meaning of K'far (village)  Nachum (comfort)  was located on the Northwest shore of of lake Kinneret. Nahum's town, a Galilean city frequently mentioned in the history of Adoneinu. It is not mentioned in the Tenakh. After Adoneinu expulsion from Nazarat (Mattityahu 4:13-16; Luke 4:16-31), K'far-Nachum became his "own city." It was the scene of many acts and incidents of His life (Mattityahu 8:5,14,15; 9:2-6,10-17; 15:1-20; Mark 1:32-34, etc.). The unwilling to make teshuvah and unbelief of its inhabitants after the many evidences Adoneinu gave among them of the emet of his emission, brought down upon them a heavy denunciation of mishpat (Mattityahu 11:23).
 Strong's Number:   2584 Browse Lexicon 
Original WordWord Origin
Kapernaouvmof Hebrew origin, probably (03723) and (05151)
Transliterated WordTDNT Entry
Kapernaoum K'far-Nachum (Hebrew)None
Phonetic SpellingParts of Speech
cap-er-nah-oom'    Noun Location
Capernaum = "village of comfort" the field of repentance; city of comfort

Calling of the Talmidim    In the four seferim bersorah, there is an account of the first calling of the four taught ones to leave their fishing boats and come along with Yeshua (Mattityahu 4:18-22; Mark 1:16-20; Luke 5:1-11).

(MattitYahu 4:13)  And leaving Nazaret, He came and dwelt in K'far-Nachum, which is by the sea, in the regions of Zevulun and Naftali,

MattitYahu 4:13:  Vs. 4:13  leaving Nazareth. According to Luke 4:16-30, He left because they tried to kill him. K'far-Nachum. A flourishing city on the western shore of the Yam Galil and the base of His ministry in Galil.

(MattitYahu 8:5)  Now when Yeshua had entered K'far-Nachum, a centurion came to Him, pleading with Him,

MattitYahu 8:5:  Vs. 8:5  centurion. A Roman army officer who commanded 100 men.

(MattitYahu 11:23)  "And you, K'far-Nachum, who are exalted to Shamayim, will be brought down to Hades; for if the mighty works which were done in you had been done in Sedom, it would have remained until this day.

(MattitYahu 17:24)  When they had come to K'far-Nachum, those who received the temple tax came to Kefa and said, "Does your Teacher not pay the temple tax?"

(Mark 1:21)  Then they went into K'far-Nachum, and immediately on the Shabbat He entered the Shul and taught.

Mark 1:21:  Vs. 1:21  K'far-Nachum. Situated on the NW shore of the Yam Galil, this was an important town on the caravan route to Demascus. It was the site of a customs station (2:14), had a Roman garrison (Matt. 8:5-13), and was the home of Kefa, Andrew, Yaakov, and Yochanan. The Shul was the center of Jewish worship and could be organized anywhere by 10 married Jewish men.

(Mark 2:1)  And again He entered K'far-Nachum after some days, and it was heard that He was in the bayit.

(Mark 9:33)  Then He came to K'far-Nachum. And when He was in the bayit He asked them, "What was it you disputed among yourselves on the road?"

(Luke 4:23)  He said to them, "You will surely say this proverb to Me, 'Physician, heal yourself! Whatever we have heard done in K'far-Nachum, do also here in Your country.'"

(Luke 4:31)  Then He went down to K'far-Nachum, a city of Galil, and was teaching them on the Shabbatot.

Luke 4:31:  Vs. 4:31  K'far-Nachum. A city on the shore of the Lake of Galil, about 25 mi (40 km) NE of Nazareth. Yeshua carried on an extensive ministry there.

(Luke 7:1)  Now when He concluded all His sayings in the hearing of the people, He entered K'far-Nachum.

(Luke 10:15)  "And you, K'far-Nachum, who are exalted to Shamayim, will be brought down to Hades.

(Yochanan 2:12)  After this He went down to K'far-Nachum, He, His mother, His brothers, and His Talmidim; and they did not stay there many days.

(Yochanan 4:46)  So Yeshua came again to Kanah of Galil where He had made the mayim wine. And there was a certain nobleman whose son was sick at K'far-Nachum.

Yochanan 4:46:  Vs. 4:46  Kanah was about 20 mi (32 km) from K'far-Nachum. nobleman. Lit., king's officer, probably a centurion.

(Yochanan 6:17)  got into the boat, and went over the sea toward K'far-Nachum. And it was already dark, and Yeshua had not come to them.

(Yochanan 6:24)  when the people therefore saw that Yeshua was not there, nor His Talmidim, they also got into boats and came to K'far-Nachum, seeking Yeshua.

(Yochanan 6:59)  These things He said in the Shul as He taught in K'far-Nachum.

Historial site of K'far-Nachum