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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The Mount of Temptation (Jesus: His Story In Stone, Chapter 11)

The devil took Him to a very high mountain and showed Him all the kingdoms of the world and their splendor. –Mt 4:8

It looks like a little train hugging the cliff face, but actually that’s a monastery way up there, to which one can travel by cable car. Tradition holds that Christ’s forty days of fasting and temptation in the wilderness took place on this mountain, called Quarantal (from quarantena meaning forty).

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