Modified from Virgilio C. Corbo, Cafarnao I

St. Peter’s House in Capernaum

Sometime in the first century, according to the excavator, Jewish-Christians remodeled the house for use as a domus ecclesia (house-church) by removing a wall to create a meeting hall (the large room in the isometric reconstruction drawing; dotted lines indicate the removed wall), plastering the floor and wall and painting Jewish-Christian symbols and inscriptions on the walls. If this interpretation is right, this structure probably best exemplifies the kind of church in use before the time of Constantine (306–337).