Water Jar, Jesus Changes Water Into Wine John 2:1-11

This was Jesus’ first miracle when he turned water into wine. The Master of Ceremony commented to his host “you have kept the best wine to the last”.

Notice the interreactions between Jesus and His mother, Mary, in the reading below.

This miracle according to John was his first miracle, there were many more to follow including His resurrection from the dead.

This happened in a small town of Cana in Galilee.

Background Reading:

Jesus Changes Water to Wine

2:1 On the third day of that week there was a wedding in Cana of Galilee. Jesus’ mother was there, 2 and Jesus and his disciples had also been invited to the wedding. 3 When the wine ran out, Jesus’ mother told him, “They don’t have any more wine.”

4 “How does that concern us, dear lady?” Jesus asked her. “My time hasn’t come yet.”

5 His mother told the servants, “Do whatever he tells you.”

6 Now standing there were six stone water jars used for the Jewish rites of purification, each one holding from two to three measures. 7 Jesus told the servants, “Fill the jars with water.” So they filled them up to the brim. 8 Then he told them, “Now draw some out and take it to the man in charge of the banquet.” So they did.

9 When the man in charge of the banquet tasted the water that had become wine (without knowing where it had come from, though the servants who had drawn the water knew), he called for the bridegroom 10 and told him, “Everyone serves the best wine first, and the cheap kind when people are drunk. But you have kept the best wine until now!” 11 Jesus did this, the first of his signs, in Cana of Galilee. He revealed his glory, and his disciples believed in him.

12 After this, Jesus went down to Capernaum—he, his mother, his brothers, and his disciples—and they remained there for a few days.
John 2:1-11

More Information:

In Jesus time Cana in Galilee, Kanah in the Galil, was a small town on the way from the hills of Nazareth of Galilee where Jesus was born to the undersea level lakeside town of Capernaum, K’far-Nachum, where Jesus made His Galilee base.

Today the Arab village of Kafr Cana in the Lower Galilee is identified in Christian tradition as Cana of the Galilee.

Nazareth of Galilee located on a hill in the Plain of Esdraelon, it was about 365 m (1200 ft) above sea level. From its heights, one could see mountains in three directions. Cana in Galilee is about 343 meters altitude above the sea level.

Capernaum or Kefar Nachum, Hebrew meaning: Nahum’s village, is a town near the water’s edge at the north end of the Lake or Sea of Galilee at 214 meters or 702 feet below sea level.

Whereas the Sea of Galilee or the Lake of Tiberius also know as Lake Kinneret is only about 200 meters (700 feet) below sea level.

The Dead Sea or the Salt Sea 400 meters (1,300 feet) below sea level is the lowest area on earth below sea level where the water from the Jordan River stops running.

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