Capernaum, which means the village of comfort in Hebrew, is an ancient fishing village dating back to 200 B.C. It is believed to be the hometown of Peter and the place where Jesus healed Peter's mother-in-law (Luke 4:38–41), a centurion's servant (Luke 7:1–10 and Matthew 8:5), and a paralytic who was lowered through a roof by his friends (Mark 2:1–12 and Luke 5:17–26). 

In the same village, archaeologists have also uncovered ruins of a synagogue that existed during Jesus' time.