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Originally appearing in Volume V05, Page 140 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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CANA, of Galilee, a village of Palestine remarkable as the home of Nathanael, and the scene of Christ's " beginning of miracles " (John ii. 1-11, iv. 46-54). Its site is unknown, but it is evident from the biblical narrative that it was in the neighbour-`rood of, and higher than, Capernaum. Opinion as to identifica-tion is fairly: divided between Kefr Kenna and Kana-el-Jelil. The former, about 4 M. N.N.E. of Nazareth, contains a ruined church and a small Christian population; the latter is an uninhabited village about 9 M. N. of Nazareth, with no remains but a few cisterns.
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