Servant of the Ruler in Cana
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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).
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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
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).
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).
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
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
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
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
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
Catholic Bible Dictionary
CANA A village in lower Galilee mentioned in the Gospel of John (2:1–11). Jesus performed his first miracle at Cana, turning water into wine at a wedding feast. Jesus was in Cana a second time when, from a distance, he healed the son of a royal official in Capernaum (John 4:46–54). The town was the home