Capernaum Millstone (Chapter 22 of Jesus: His Story In Stone)

“Things that cause people to sin are bound to come, but woe to that person through whom they come. It would be better for him to be thrown into the sea with a millstone tied around his neck than for him to cause one of these little ones to sin.” –Luke 17:2

As Jesus pronounced these words, He may have been looking at this very millstone pictured in the photograph.

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Oil Lamps (Chapter 21 of Jesus: His Story In Stone)

I am the light of the world. Whoever follows Me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life. –John 8:12

On the same day Jesus healed Peter’s mother-in-law, He went on to heal many others “that evening after sunset” (Mk 1:32). As night falls quickly in Israel, we can imagine the dark street dotted with dozens of oil lamps as “the whole town gathered at the door” (v 33).

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The Miracle at Cana (Chapter 15 of Jesus: His Story In Stone)

Nearby stood six stone water jars, the kind used by the Jews for ceremonial washing, each holding from 20 to 30 gallons. –Jn 2:6

Both today and in ancient times, the towns of Israel are made of stone. The streets are stone, the walls are stone, the houses are stone, and in the first century even the furniture, the baths, and many cooking pots, jugs, bowls, and dishes were all made of stone.

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