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Evil Spirit in Capernaum
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
A city on the northwest shore of the Sea of Galilee. Gospel writers refer to it as Jesus’ “own city” (Matt 9:1) because after leaving Nazareth, He went to live in Capernaum, for at least a time (Matt 4:13).
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Capernaum
Capernaum (Καφαρναουμ, Kapharnaoum). A city on the northwest shore of the Sea of Galilee. Gospel writers refer to it as Jesus’ “own city” (Matt 9:1) because after leaving Nazareth, He went to live in Capernaum, for at least a time (Matt 4:13).
Capernaum, Critical Issues
Capernaum, Archaeological Overview (Καφαρναουμ, Kapharnaoum), Archaeological Overview. Surveys archaeological, sociological, and economical information relevant to the biblical period and shortly thereafter.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Capernaum (Place)
CAPERNAUM (PLACE) [Gk Kapharnaoum (Καφαρναουμ)]. A place on the NW bank of Lake Tiberias (M.R. 204254). Josephus renders the Heb kĕpar naḥum as kapharnaoum (JW 3.10.8), as does the NT. The Arabs of the region call the spot Talhum or Tell Hum.After Jesus began his ministry, he moved to Capernaum (Matt
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Capernaum
Capernaum. City of Galilee, mentioned only in the Gospels, which was the headquarters of much of Jesus’ ministry. It lay on the northwest side of the Sea of Galilee (or Lake of Gennesaret), but its site is unknown. Its name means “village of Nahum.” But it is impossible to say who this Nahum was, whether
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Capernaum
Capernaum kə-pûr̀nə-um [Gk. Kapernaoum]. The most important city on the northern shore of the Sea of Galilee. It was here that Jesus established His headquarters for the major part of His public ministry (Mt. 4:13). In Mt. 9:1 Capernaum is called “his own city.” At least three of Jesus’ disciples came
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Capernaum
CAPERNAUM City of Galilee, mentioned only in the Gospels, which was the headquarters of much of Jesus’ ministry. It lay on the northwest side of the Sea of Galilee (or Lake of Gennesaret). Its name means “village of Nahum,” but it is impossible to say who this Nahum was, whether the OT writer or someone
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Capernaum
Capernaum (kuh-puhr´nay-uhm; from the Heb. for “village of Nahum”), a town on the northwest shore of the Sea of Galilee, about two and a half miles from the mouth of the Jordan River. Capernaum was the center of Jesus’s Galilean ministry (Matt. 4:13). There he healed the son (or servant) of a centurion
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Capernaum
The Capernaum Synagogue, IISCAPERNAUM. After His rejection at Nazareth, Jesus determined to make Capernaum, on the Sea of Galilee, His headquarters. Matthew called it “his own city” (9:1). Here occurred some of the most significant events of His ministry. Nearby, the Master called as disciples the
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Evil Spirits
EVIL SPIRITS. The term ‘evil (ponēra) spirit(s)’ is found in but 6 passages (Matthew, Luke, Acts). There are 23 references to ‘unclean (akatharta) spirits’ (Gospels, Acts, Revelation), and these appear to be much the same. Thus in Lk. 11:24 ‘the unclean spirit’ goes out of a man, but when he returns
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Capernaum
Capernaum (Heb. kĕp̱ar naḥum; Gk. Kapharnaoúm)A city on the northwestern shore of the Sea of Galilee, identified with modern Tell Ḥum (Talḥum). Located just to the west of where the Jordan empties into the Sea of Galilee, Capernaum was a border town separating Herod Antipas’ and Herod Philip’s
Spirit, Evil/Unclean
Spirit, Evil/UncleanA spiritual being under the authority of Yahweh who carries out the more negative aspects of his will (Heb. rûaḥ raʿâ; Judg. 9:23; 1 Sam. 16:14–23; 18:10; 19:9; cf. 1 Kgs. 22:19–23, “lying spirit”; Zech. 13:2, rûaḥ ṭumʾâ, “unclean spirit”). Postbiblical Jewish texts refer
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Capernaum
Capernaum [kə pûrˊnĭ əm] (Gk. Kapharnaoum, Kapernaoum). A city on the northern shore of the Sea of Galilee (Matt. 4:13), where Jesus based much of his ministry. It was the location of a tax office (Matt. 9:9), and a contingent of soldiers commanded by a centurion was stationed there (Luke 7:2).
Spirit, Evil/Unclean
SPIRIT, EVIL(Heb. rûaḥ rā˓â; Gk. pneúma ponērón)/unclean (Heb. rûaḥ ṭum˒â; Gk. pneúma akátharton).† The Old Testament refers to “evil spirits” in two narratives. In both cases these “spirits” are instruments of God sent to cause an unsettling of political conditions. In the first
The Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land
Capernaum
CAPERNAUM A town on the western shore of the Sea of Galilee, on the highway from the Mediterranean coast to Damascus, with a small port for its population of fishermen. The town is known from the early Roman period onwards and Josephus describes it as very fertile and its people as having taken an active
Dictionary of Deities and Demons in the Bible
Evil Spirit of God
EVIL SPIRIT OF GOD רעה רוח אלהיםI. There are references to ‘an evil spirit’ (rûaḥ rāʿâ) sent by God in Judg 9:23 and 1 Sam 16:23. In the latter case, the spirit which afflicts Saul is also called rûaḥ ʾĕlōhîm rāʿâ, ‘an evil spirit of God’ or ‘evil divine spirit’ (1 Sam 16:15, 16; 18:10),
Unclean Spirits
UNCLEAN SPIRITS πνεύματα ἀκάθαρταI. ‘Unclean spirit’ occurs only once in the OT (Zech 13:2 rûaḥ haṭṭumʾâ, lit. ‘the spirit of impurity’) and 21 times in the NT in both singular and plural. It is found only in the synoptic gospels and Acts and twice in Rev. The related phrase ‘evil spirit’ (pneuma
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