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Bible Meaning: Place of reeds
Strong's Concordance #G2580

Cana, a city located in Galilee, is the place where Jesus and at least five of his disciples attended a wedding celebration. The event, held shortly after Christ's forty-day temptation by Satan the devil, is noteworthy as the catalyst for the Lord's first public miracle! The city is also the home of one of Jesus' twelve apostles named Nathanael.

Christ returned to Cana a short time after his water into wine miracle. During his stay, he miraculously commanded a nobleman's son, who was seriously ill roughly eighteen miles (29 kilometers) away in Capernaum, to be healed!

Cana became the headquarters of defending Galilee against the Romans during the first Jewish-Roman war (c. 66 - 73 A.D.).

Important Verses

John 2:1, 3, 7 - 9
And the third day there was a marriage in Cana of Galilee: and the mother of Jesus was there . . .

And when they wanted wine, the mother of Jesus saith unto him, They have no wine . . .

Jesus saith unto them, Fill the waterpots with water. And they filled them up to the brim. And he saith unto them, Draw out now, and bear unto the governor of the feast. And they bare it. When the ruler of the feast had tasted the water that was made wine . . .

This beginning of miracles did Jesus in Cana of Galilee, and manifested forth his glory: and his disciples believed on him.

Location of Cana in Israel Map
Location of Cana

John 4:46 - 47, 50
So Jesus came again into Cana of Galilee, where he made the water wine. And there was a certain nobleman, whose son was sick at Capernaum.

When he heard that Jesus was come out of Judaea into Galilee, he went unto him, and besought him that he would come down, and heal his son: for he was at the point of death . . .

Jesus saith unto him, Go thy way; thy son liveth. And the man believed the word that Jesus had spoken unto him, and he went his way.

John 21:1 - 2
After these things Jesus shewed himself again to the disciples at the sea of Tiberias; and on this wise shewed he himself.

There were together Simon Peter, and Thomas called Didymus, and Nathanael of Cana in Galilee, and the sons of Zebedee, and two other of his disciples.

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References are based on the
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