Chorazin (Korazim)

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Chorazin

 

Location

 

1. Chorazin (Korazim) is located about 2 miles (3 Km.) north of the Sea of Galilee.

 

2. From Chorazin, you can see the Sea of Galilee, Bethsaida, and some of Capernaum.

 

3. It’s located a little off the beaten path.

 

4. It was built out of black basalt stone which was common in the Galilee area.

 

5. The construction of the homes in Chorazin are quite well preserved and show how the home where Jesus lived in Capernaum might have looked.

 

6. The walls of the homes consisted of stone, and the roofs were of either mud bricks, or branches and leaves.

 

7. This area is very dry, and the water supply was essential for sustaining life in this town. A spring is located on the north-east side of the town which was the source of the city's water in addition to the cisterns under the houses.

 

8. In the time of Jesus, Chorazin was about 25 acres (10 hectares) in size and had an estimated population of around 500–1,000.

 

Historical Background

 

1. Chorazin was one of the three towns (Chorazin, Bethsaida, and Capernaum), which made up what scholars call “The Evangelical Triangle.”

 

2. Jesus set up His home ministry base in Capernaum which was close-by to Chorazin.

 

3. Jesus spent around 50-70% of His ministry time around the northern shore of the Sea of Galilee so those in Chorazin would have repeatedly heard and seen all Jesus did.

 

4. A Tree with the kind of thorns that would have been used for the crown of thorns Jesus wore at His crucifixion can be found here.

 

Places of Interest

 

1. Synagogue

 

  • Most of the ruins we see today are from the 3rd century. 

  • Jesus would have taught here frequently.

  • It has an ornamental shell which would have been the top part of the cabinet where the Torah and Old Testament Scrolls would have been kept.

 

2. Seat of Moses

 

  • An unusual find in the ruins of the synagogue was a Seat of Moses that was carved out of a single basalt block. From it, the Torah would have been read

  • The chair seen here is a replica of the original one found. The original is in a museum in Jerusalem.

  • The “Chair of Moses” was a phrase used by Jesus to signify the place of authority that the Scribes and Pharisees had in interpreting the Law and exercising their authority over the Jewish people.

 

Matthew 23:1–3: Then Jesus spoke to the crowds and to His disciples, saying: “The scribes and the Pharisees have seated themselves in the chair of Moses; therefore all that they tell you, do and observe, but do not do according to their deeds; for they say things and do not do them.

 

3. Mikveh baths

 

4. Residential homes

 

5. Trees with thorns (the kind used for Jesus’ crown of thorns)

 

6. Public buildings

 

7. Sea of Galilee
 

Chorazin in the Bible

 

1. Christ pronounced judgment upon the cities and towns that rejected the gospel.
Luke 9:1-6: And He called the twelve together, and gave them power and authority over all the demons and to heal diseases. And He sent them out to proclaim the kingdom of God and to perform healing. And He said to them, “Take nothing for your journey, neither a staff, nor a bag, nor bread, nor money; and do not even have two tunics apiece. Whatever house you enter, stay there until you leave that city. And as for those who do not receive you, as you go out from that city, shake the dust off your feet as a testimony against them.” Departing, they began going throughout the villages, preaching the gospel and healing everywhere.

 

2. Jesus cursed those in Chorazin because they rejected Him, His teachings, and the many miracles He had done in their midst.
Matthew 11:21-24: Woe to you, Chorazin! Woe to you, Bethsaida! For if the miracles had occurred in Tyre and Sidon which occurred in you, they would have repented long ago in sackcloth and ashes. Nevertheless, I say to you, it will be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon in the day of judgment than for you. And you, Capernaum, will not be exalted to heaven, will you? You will descend to Hades; for if the miracles had occurred in Sodom which occurred in you, it would have remained to this day. Nevertheless, I say to you that it will be more tolerable for the land of Sodom in the day of judgment, than for you.

 

3. To whom much is given, much is required.
Luke 12:48: Everyone to whom much was given, of him much will be required, and from him to whom they entrusted much, they will demand the more.

 

4. Instead of being blessed, Chorazin, Bethsaida, and Capernaum chose to be cursed. Today, each town is a testament to God’s curse upon them.

 

Faith Lesson from Chorazin

 

1. Chorazin is a testament to Christ’s judgment on a people who rejected His teachings, miracles, healing, and salvation. Are we guilty of rejecting Christ and His teaching in some way?

 

2. Chorazin stands as a warning to us today not to do the same. Are we walking in close obedience, or living in casual obedience to Christ or even disobedience?

 

3. In the same way this town lies in ruins, our lives will lie in ruins if we reject Christ and the life He offers. Are we genuinely living for Christ and putting His Word into practice?

 

4. It appears there will be different degrees of torment and judgment in hell because Christ said it would be more tolerable in the day of judgment for other cities than for Chorazin. What do you think?

 

5. Following Christ brings life and blessing, rejecting Him bring death and destruction. 

 

Romans 8:6–8: For the mind set on the flesh is death, but the mind set on the Spirit is life and peace, 7 because the mind set on the flesh is hostile toward God; for it does not subject itself to the law of God, for it is not even able to do so, 8 and those who are in the flesh cannot please God.
 

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