Archaeologists Searchign for Cana of Galilee Excavate Tunnels of Ancient Christian Worship

Archaeologists searching for the site where Jesus performed His water-to-wine miracle have said that excavations of tunnels of ancient Christian worship provide a strong clue.

Tom McCollough, lead researcher at the excavation site of Khirbet Qana, a Jewish village that existed between 323 B.C. and 324 A.D., told The Daily Star at the end of August that a network of tunnels used for ancient Christian worship has been found.

The tunnels reportedly are marked with crosses and the Greek phrase for “Lord Jesus.” They also contain an altar, and the remains of a stone vessel.

“We have uncovered a large Christian veneration cave complex that was used by Christian pilgrims who came to venerate the water-to-wine miracle,” McCollough revealed.

“This complex was used at the beginning of the late fifth or early sixth century and continued to be used by pilgrims into the 12th century Crusader period.”

What is more, the network of tunnels matches closely pilgrim texts from the time period that describe journeys to Cana of Galilee.

According to the Gospel of John in the Bible, Jesus performed His first miracle at the wedding at Cana, where He turned water into wine after the hosts of a wedding He was invited to ran out of the latter.

While the biblical account identifies the place as Cana of Galilee, the present day location of the site has been the subject of debate for centuries.

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Source: Christian Post