A town in Galilee, near to Capernaum and Bethsaida, on the northwest shore of the Sea of Galilee. Jerome says it was two miles from Capernaum. No traces of its name remain; but Robinson with strong probability locates it at the modern Tell-hum, on the northern shore of the Sea of Galilee, three miles northeast of Capernaum. It was upbraided by Christ for its impenitence, Mt 11:21; Lu 10:13.
named along with Bethsaida and Capernaum as one of the cities in which our Lord's "mighty works" were done, and which was doomed to woe because of signal privileges neglected (Mt 11:21; Lu 10:13). It has been identified by general consent with the modern Kerazeh, about 2 1/2 miles up the Wady Kerazeh from Capernaum; i.e., Tell Hum.
With Capernaum and Bethsaida doomed to "woe," because of neglected spiritual privileges. The scene of many of Jesus' mighty works, which failed to bring its people to repentance and faith (Mt 11:21; Lu 10:13). No work of Jesus is recorded in it, a proof of how much more he did than is written (Joh 21:25). Probably at Kerazeh, near Tell Hum.
A place referred to only in the denunciation by Christ (Mt 11:21; Lu 10:13). It is with probability identified with Kerazeh, north of Tell Hum, where are remains of pillars, walls, etc., of basalt.
R. A. S. Macalister.
City in which some of the Lord's mighty works were done, and on which a woe was pronounced. Mt 11:21; Lu 10:13. The woe was also pronounced on Bethsaida and Capernaum. They were all near the Sea of Galilee. Chorazin is identified with the ruins of Kerazeh, 32 55' N, 35 34' E.
one of the cities in which our Lord's mighty works were done, but named only in his denunciation. Matt. 11:21; Luke 10:13 St. Jerome describes it as on the shore of the lake, two miles from Capernaum, but its modern site is uncertain.