Ruler in Cana
The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Cana of Galilee
Cana of Galilee (Κανά, Kana; קָנָה‎, qanah). A small Jewish village in first-century Galilee, the Israelite region north of Judaea and Samaria. Not to be confused with towns by the same name in other regions (see Josh 16:8; 19:28).
Historical Jesus, Quest for the
Jesus, Historical, Quest for Overviews the scholarly pursuit to create the best reconstruction of Jesus’ life and teachings through the use of the best readings of the most recent historical data.
Jesus Christ
Jesus Christ (ca. 5/4 bcad 30/33). According to the New Testament, Jesus Christ is the incarnate Word of God, the Creator and Savior of the world, the founder of Christianity, and the sinless exemplar of its principles and practices. “Jesus”—His personal name—is the Greek equivalent of the Hebrew “Jeshua” (or
Jesus in the Talmud
Jesus in the Talmud Discusses the debate over purported references to Jesus of Nazareth in classical rabbinic literature such as the Talmud.
Jesus, Canonical
Jesus, Canonical Approach to The portrayal of Jesus according to the accounts of the canonical Gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John). These texts present the story of Jesus as the climax of salvation history, within the context of God’s dealings with Israel, and in support of the Christian Church’s
Qumran and Jesus
Qumran and Jesus Explores the parallels between Jesus and the Qumran community.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Cana of Galilee (Place)
CANA OF GALILEE (PLACE) [Gk Kana (Κανα)]. A village mentioned in the gospel of John. It was called “of Galilee” probably to distinguish it from the Kanah of Asher in the territory of Tyre (Josh 19:28).1. Cana in the NT. Cana appears only in the fourth gospel. In John 2:1–11 Jesus performed his first
Jesus (Person)
JESUS (PERSON) [Gk Iēsous (Ἰησους)]. Several persons mentioned in the Bible bear this name, which is a Greek form of Joshua (Heb yĕhôšûaʿ; cf. the Gk of Luke 3:29; Acts 7:45; Heb 4:8). One of these is the son of Sirach, who wrote the deuterocanonical book of Ecclesiasticus; see WISDOM OF BEN-SIRA.
Kanah (Place)
KANAH (PLACE) [Heb qānâ (קָנָה)]. This name is used for both a town (Josh 19:28) and a river or stream (Josh 16:8; 17:9).1. The latter is usually identified with the Wadi Qanah, though Kallai (HGB, 153) has pointed out there is no proof of this. It is just the similarity of names (Robinson 1856: 3.135;
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Cana. Galilean town that was the scene of Jesus’ first miracle: changing water into wine at a wedding feast (Jn 2:1, 11). Jesus was again in Cana when he told a nobleman that his son, who was seriously ill at Capernaum, would live (Jn 4:46). Cana was also the home of Jesus’ disciple Nathanael (Jn 21:2).
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Cana kā̀nə [Gk. Kana, prob < Heb. qāneh-‘reed’]. A town in Galilee where Jesus performed His first recorded miracle, turning water into wine (Jn. 2:1–11). It was also where He did His “second sign,” the healing of the son of the official from Capernaum (4:46–54). It was the home of Nathanael (21:2).
2. A town in the Lebanon foothills, on the northern border of Asher (Josh. 19:28), probably identical with modern Qânah about 11 km (7 mi) SE of Tyre (not to be confused with NT Cana).See E. Danelius, PEQ, 1958, pp. 32–43.R. P. Dugan
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
CANA Galilean town that was the scene of Jesus’ first miracle: changing water into wine at a wedding feast (Jn 2:1, 11). Jesus was again in Cana when he told a nobleman that his son, who was seriously ill at Capernaum, would live (Jn 4:46). Cana was also the home of Jesus’ disciple Nathanael (Jn 21:2).
Jesus Christ
JESUS CHRIST Messiah, Savior, and founder of the Christian church.In providing a biography of Jesus Christ it must be borne in mind that each of the Gospels has its own distinctive purpose. Matthew, for instance, presents Jesus as the messianic King, whereas the emphasis in Mark is more on Jesus as
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Cana (kay´nuh), a village of Galilee mentioned only in the Gospel of John as the site of Jesus’s miracles. First, Jesus attends a wedding feast in Cana and turns water into wine (2:1–11). Later, Jesus is in Cana when a royal official tells him that his son is ill in Capernaum and Jesus heals the boy
Jesus Christ
Jesus Christjesus christ is the central figure of the nt: every book is written because of him and, in some sense, about him. Within the nt itself, he is spoken of in two distinct ways.(1) The nt describes and reflects upon a man named Jesus who lived in Galilee and was eventually crucified in Jerusalem;
Kanah (kay´nuh; Heb., “reed”).1 The Wadi Kanah, a small brook that filled with water only during the rainy season. Identified with modern Wadi Qanah, it formed part of the boundary between the tribes of Ephraim and Manasseh (Josh. 16:8; 17:9). It flowed generally west and southwest, joining the Yarkon
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
CANA. A Galilean village mentioned only in the fourth Gospel as the site of Jesus’ first miracle (Jn 2:1, 11), as the place where He spoke the word to heal a nobleman’s son lying sick in Capernaum (Jn 4:46), and as the home of Nathanael (Jn 21:2).The location of Cana in Galilee (so called to distinguish
Jesus Christ
JESUS CHRIST. Jesus Christ is unique in several respects, not the least of which is the fact that in Him alone centers the gospel of the grace of God. He has changed the face of history, for in Him eternity has invaded time, God has become man, and human life has achieved through His redemption a significance
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
CANA (Gk. kana, probably from Heb. qānâ, ‘place of reeds’). A Galilean village in the uplands W of the lake, mentioned in John’s Gospel only. It was the scene of Jesus’ first miracle (Jn. 2:1, 11), the place where with a word he healed the nobleman’s son who lay sick at Capernaum (4:46, 50), and the
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Cana (Gk. Kaná)A village in the Galilee. The only NT references to Cana are in the Gospel of John, which uses the phrase “Cana of the Galilee” (John 2:1; 4:46; 21:2); the latter verse states that Jesus’ disciple Nathanael came from Cana. The exact location of Cana (to be distinguished from Kanah in
Jesus Christ
Jesus ChristThe founder of what became the Christian movement. For greater specificity, in his lifetime he was called “Jesus son of Joseph” (Luke 4:22; John 1:45; 6:42), “Jesus of Nazareth” (Acts 10:38), or “Jesus the Nazarene” (Mark 1:24; Luke 24:19 [some translations do not distinguish “the Nazarene”
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Cana [kāˊnə] (Gk. Kana, probably from Heb. qāneh “reed”). A village in Galilee, called Cana in Galilee, probably to distinguish it from the Old Testament Kanah, which was in the territory of Asher (Josh. 16:8; 19:28). John mentions Cana three times in his gospel: as the location of Christ’s first
The Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land
CANA A village in Galilee 5 miles south of Sepphoris. Scene of the first miracle of Jesus, the turning of water into wine during the course of the wedding at Cana (John 2:1, 11). The place was little known but for the part it played in the early ministry of Jesus. When Josephus was preparing Galilee
Dictionary of Deities and Demons in the Bible
JESUS ἸησοῦςI. Iēsous is the Greek form of the Hebrew personal name yĕhōšūʿa stamped after its postexilic variant yēšūʿa. The votive name means “Yahweh is help (salvation)” as rightly interpreted by Philo, Mut. 121. It is derived from the root yšʿ, frequent in other Hebrew and Semitic personal
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