People of the city Chorazin lived within sight of Bethsaida and Capernaum, two of the other cities in what has become known as the “evangelical triangle”, because most of Jesus teachings and miracles occurred there. Map.
Chorazin was one of the seven cursed cities in the Holy Land and one of the three cities cursed by Jesus in the Galilee. Chorazin expanded considerably after Jews were expelled from Judea in AD 135, but in 330 it was reduced to ruins, apparently following an earthquake. Life returned the next 100 years, when the synagogue was rebuilt, until the 8th century, and again in ruins. Settlement was resumed in the 13th century and a small population remained until the beginning of the 20th century, when the city was abandoned.
Chorazin (also spelt Korazim) is 3.5 kilometres due north of the Mount of Beatitudes. Jewish writings say its wheat was of exceptional quality.
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