Summary: Cana was a village or town near Nazareth in the region of Galilee. When
Yeshua traveled there, he was a approached by a nobleman from Herod’s court who beseeched
Yeshua to heal his dying son who lay sick in the neighboring town of Capernaum (Y:13:19-26).
Yeshua assured the nobleman that his son would be healed. Upon returning home and
discovering that indeed, his son was healed, the nobleman and all his house became
a believer in Yeshua.
While Yeshua was teaching in Cana, by the well of Issachar, his mother and brothers
came from Nazareth to check on him, as it was rumored that Yeshua had gone “mad by
seducing spirits” (Y:13:28). After Yeshua comforted them, his brothers returned to
Nazareth, but his mother Miriam stayed with Yeshua from that day forth, presiding
over the growing number of women choosing to become Yeshua’s disciples (Y:13:43-44).
Yeshua’s disciple, Nathanial, the son of Tolmai (Y:4:16), was from Cana (Y:49:3).
Now in Cana did the Master teach beside the well of Issachar; in the shadow of the
fig tree did he instruct all the people concerning the kingdom of Heaven.
And there came from Nazareth nearby, the mother of Yeshua and with her were many
of his brethren; for they had heard it rumored among the scribes and Pharisees how
that the son which she loved was made mad by seducing spirits.
And there was gathered unto Cephas to comfort him, James and John the sons of Zebedee,
and Nathaniel of Cana, Thomas Zelotes, and John the scribe who was come up from Jerusalem;
and it was in the spring of the year.