Moving Day

This would be filed under “I’m embarrassed I didn’t realize this until now”.

Jesus was from (of) Nazareth but later on Capernaum became his home.

Matthew 4:13-16
He went first to Nazareth, then left there and moved to Capernaum, beside the Sea of Galilee, in the region of Zebulun and Naphtali.14 This fulfilled what God said through the prophet Isaiah:

15 “In the land of Zebulun and of Naphtali,
beside the sea, beyond the Jordan River,
in Galilee where so many Gentiles live,
16 the people who sat in darkness
have seen a great light.
And for those who lived in the land where death casts its shadow,
a light has shined.”

17 From then on Jesus began to preach, “Repent of your sins and turn to God, for the Kingdom of Heaven is near.”

I don’t know how many times I read this until it rung a bell last week. I simply never thought about it for whatever reason.

At the risk of being sacrilegious, maybe this was in part so that Jesus in his humanity would know what it is to have to move.

Seriously, if you would like to read more about this, see the comments to this post at NT/History Blog where Peter Kirk and Bill Heroman discuss this.

The blog which was brought to our attention by Brian Fulthorp at living the crucified life.

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