Capernaum is mentioned 16 times in the New Testament. It served as Jesus’ "headquarters" during his public ministry. Several disciples were from Capernaum and many miracles were performed here. It was a fishing village with a tollbooth and a synagogue. Indeed, it was large enough to be the residence of a public official and a Roman centurion.
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The Herodium is located 7.5 miles south of Jerusalem. It is about 3.5 miles southeast of Bethlehem.
According to Josephus, a Jewish historian, it served as a palace/fortress for Herod the Great. Herod was buried here in 4 B.C. Later the Herodium served as a base for Jewish rebels during the first (A.D. 66-70) and second (A.D. 132-135) revolts against the Romans.