Search
 

 More From Region

 

Korazim

​Korazim is an archaeological site mentioned in the New Testament as a city condemned by Jesus for rejecting him.

On this Page:

decorations at Korazim

Korazim is an archaeological site mentioned in the New Testament as a city condemned by Jesus (together with Bethsaida and Capernaum) for rejecting him.

 

Korazim was a Jewish town renowned for its good wheat in Talmudic times. In the 16th century, Jewish fishermen used to reside here. The town's ruins are spread over an area of 25 acres, subdivided into five separate quarters, with a synagogue in the centre. The ruins at the site include a large, impressive synagogue which was built with black basalt stones and decorated with Jewish motifs. Close by is a ritual bath, surrounded by public and residential buildings.


 

From the Scriptures

Korazim Matthew Chapter 11
 20 Then he began to upbraid the cities where most of his mighty works had been done, because they did not repent. 21 “Woe to you, Chorazin! woe to you, Beth-saida! for if the mighty works done in you had been done in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented long ago in sackcloth and ashes. 22 But I tell you, it shall be more tolerable on the Day of Judgment for Tyre and Sidon than for you. 23 And you, Caperna-um, will you be exalted to heaven? You shall be brought down to Hades. For if the mighty works done in you had been done in Sodom, it would have remained until this day. 24 But I tell you that it shall be more tolerable on the Day of Judgment for the land of Sodom than for you.”

The Revised Standard Version, (New York: Oxford University Press, Inc.) 1973, 1977.

 

 

 Sites & Attractions

 
The Or Torah (Tunisian) Synagogue’s claim to fame is that it is literally covered in mo...
A Catholic-Greek church built in 1877 in the heart of the market in Nazareth. According...
Beit Shean, south of the Sea of Galilee, founded some six millennia ago, is mentioned i...
At Mount Meron, near Safed, you’ll find the tomb of Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai, Mishnaic-e...
Originally, the house of Sir Laurence Oliphant, an English Lover of Zion, serves today ...
The winery was established in 2000 and it produces approximately 6,000 bottles annually...
 

 Accommodations

 
10-story hotel in the Old City within walking distance of the promenade and the beach, ...
The hotel offers simple double and family rooms. Breakfast is served to groups only.
​Ideally located in the center of the city, facing Nahariya's famous beach promenade an...
On Moshav Kahal in the upper Galilee, amongst the olive trees in this beautiful green a...
Christian Sites