Archaeological Proof Found Concerning the Miracle at the Wedding at Cana of Galilee

According to “The Jerusalem Post”, Israeli archeologists found a workshop not far from the ancient city called Cana of Galilee, where large ceremonial vessels were made, which were mentioned in the biblical story about turning water into wine.

According to the Gospel of John, Christ performed one of His first miracles at the marriage feast in Cana of Galilee. When the wine ran out at the wedding, Christ said to bring “six waterpots of stone, according to the manner of purification of the Jews, containing twenty or thirty gallons apiece”. For a long time, scientists were not sure whether the Jews used such vessels in the 1st century or not.

As it was found out by the archeologists, such vessels were made of limestone, but not of ceramics like all the other utensils.

“It seems that the reason of using such a material was religious. According to the ancient Jewish rule, the vessels made of ceramics could easily become impure. Thus, they had to be destroyed”, - says Dr. Johnathan Adler, a lecturer from Ariel University (Israel).

He says also that limestone was not considered an impure material, and that is why it was widely used. The scientists were surprised that the workshop was found in Galilee. All similar objects, which were found earlier, took place mostly in Jerusalem.

“Our excavation proved the key role of observing the rituals by the Jews – not only in Jerusalem, but even in Galilee, which is quite far from it”, - says the archeologist.

Additionally,  scientists found a cave, from which ancient workers extracted raw materials for such vessels. Numerous instruments and machines were found inside it.

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