Leen Ritmeyer

In this representation of biblical Capernaum as drawn by archaeological draftsman Leen Ritmeyer, Capernaum’s synagogue, where Jesus preached (John 6:59), appears at upper left. It is shown with three doors and a raised central roof with an arched motif at one end. The building identified since the fourth century as the home of the apostle Peter lies between the synagogue and the harbor. According to Matthew 8:14–16 and Mark 2:1, Jesus lodged here. The home consists of several small rooms built around two central courtyards.