Saturday, December 20, 2014

Bonus 81 - Capernaum Synagogue

Capernaum synagogue
The Capernaum synagogue where Jesus gave his sermon on the bread of life (John 6:35–59), healed the centurion’s servant (Luke 7:3) and confronted the demoniac (Mark 1:21-27). While this present structure dates to later than the first century, excavations have revealed an earlier stone wall that dates to the time of Jesus.

Jesus’ proclamation in the synagogue at Capernaum
And the scroll of the prophet Isaiah was given to him. He unrolled the scroll and found the place where it was written, “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim liberty to the captives and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are oppressed, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favour.” [Isaiah 61:1–2]. And he rolled up the scroll and gave it back to the attendant and sat down. And the eyes of all in the synagogue were fixed on him. And he began to say to them, “Today this Scripture has been fulfilled in your hearing.” (Luke 4:17–21) bonus material was quoted from:

David E. Graves, Key Themes of the New Testament: A Survey of Major Theological Themes (Moncton, N.B.: Graves, 2013), 113.

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