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John 4:46

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Healing the Royal Official’s Son

4:46 Now he came again to Cana 1  in Galilee where he had made the water wine. 2  In 3  Capernaum 4  there was a certain royal official 5  whose son was sick.

1 map For location see Map1 C3; Map2 D2; Map3 C5.

2 sn See John 2:1-11.

3 tn Grk “And in.”

4 sn Capernaum was a town on the northwest shore of the Sea of Galilee, 680 ft (204 m) below sea level. It was a major trade and economic center in the North Galilean region.

map For location see Map1 D2; Map2 C3; Map3 B2.

5 tn Although βασιλικός (basiliko") has often been translated “nobleman” it is almost certainly refers here to a servant of Herod, tetrarch of Galilee (who in the NT is called a king, Matt 14:9, Mark 6:14-29). Capernaum was a border town, so doubtless there were many administrative officials in residence there.



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