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a town of Galilee, near Capernaum
This town is not noted in the Old Testament, but only in the New, where it is also mentioned as the birthplace of the Apostle Nathanael (21:2). It is called “Cana of Galilee,” to distinguish it from Cana of Asher (Joshua 19:28).
It has been identified with the modern Kana el-Jelil, also called Khurbet Kana, a place 8 or 9 miles north of Nazareth.
Others have identified it with Kafr Kanna (Kefr Kenna), which lies on the direct road to the Sea of Galilee, about 5 miles northeast of Nazareth, and 12 in a direct course from Tiberias.
Article Version: September 1, 2017