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The Qana (Cana) Grotto, Lebanon

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Cana Sacred Grotto from inside

The Gospel of John 2:1-12 describes Jesus performing his first miracle, when he turned water into wine at the request of his mother Mary at the wedding feast of Cana in Galilee. The Cana southwest of Tyre in Lebanon today was located in the region of Galilee at the time of Jesus. The church historian Eusebius of Caesarea in 339 wrote that Cana of Galilee is the Cana south of Sidon. The fact that Jesus went down to Capernaum (John 2:12) suggests the wedding at Cana took place in Cana of Lebanon, for Cana of Palestine is south of Capernaum, and Jesus would have had to go up to Capernaum were it Cana of Palestine! This is the Grotto in Qana shown in the picture above, Jesus and his disciples took cover here from the heat of the sun.

 

 

Prophet Jesus (Peace Be Upon Him) and the Canaanite Woman

 

Matthew 15:21-28

 

Leaving that place, Jesus withdrew to the region of Tyre and Sidon. A Canaanite woman from that vicinity came to him, crying out, "Lord, Son of David, have mercy on me! My daughter is suffering terribly from demon-possession."

Jesus did not answer a word. So his disciples came to him and urged him, "Send her away, for she keeps crying out after us."

He answered, "I was sent only to the lost sheep of Israel."

The woman came and knelt before him. "Lord, help me!" she said.

He replied, "It is not right to take the children's bread and toss it to their dogs."

"Yes, Lord," she said, "but even the dogs eat the crumbs that fall from their masters' table."

Then Jesus answered, "Woman, you have great faith! Your request is granted." And her daughter was healed from that very hour.

 

 

Psalms 92:12

The righteous flourish like the palm tree, and grow like a cedar in Lebanon.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1- The name LEBANON appears 75 times in the Old Testament

 

2- Prophet Jesus performed one of His first miracles in Lebanon Qana (Cana).

 

3- The name CEDAR (Lebanon's tree) appears 75 times  in the Old Testament

 

4- The name of BIBLE comes from the Lebanese town "BYBLOS"

 

5- Sidon (Lebanese town) is mentioned 36 times in the Bible

 

6- Tyre (Lebanese town) is mentioned 63 times in the Bible

 

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