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Cana of South Lebanon, 12 km south of Tyre

..... ....In his 'Histoire des Maronites', 1985, Father Boutros Deeb claims to have shown scientifically that this Qanah in the “lands of Sidon the Great” was beyond doubt the scene of the miracle of Jesus (pp. 217-223). He cites the Church historian Eusebius of Cæsarea († 339 A.D.), who simply states, “Qana, near Sidon the Great.” Father Boutros Deeb affirms that Hirbet Qana “did not exist at the time of Jesus.” That there were Jews in this remote hamlet “on the Phoenician slopes near Tyre” is quite possible. Jews were scattered over all the towns of the empires of the East, being called Jews of the Diaspora. Saint Jerome does not contradict the site of the miracle being “at Qanah of Sidon the Great, of the Book of Joshua, a little village of Galilee of the Gentiles.” A passage from the history by Flavius Josephus, 67 A.D., shows him going down from Qanah of Galilee down to Tiberia with two hundred men. It took him a whole night, which supposes a distance of 70 or 80 km, just that from Qanah el-Jalil to Tiberia. When Jesus withdrew far from the Jews who followed him (Matthew XV 21 “he withdrew into the country of Tyre and Sidon” and Mark VII 24, 31), Qanah is not mentioned as one might have expected, whereas in John IV 46 Jesus returns from Judea in Galilee and not from Phoenicia (Jean IV 54. This providential disposition shows that Jesus did not attach any importance to fixed places (John IV 21)..... ....


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