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From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

    Nahum's town, a Galilean city frequently mentioned in the
    history of our Lord. It is not mentioned in the Old Testament.
    After our Lord's expulsion from Nazareth (Matt. 4:13-16; Luke
    4:16-31), Capernaum became his "own city." It was the scene of
    many acts and incidents of his life (Matt. 8:5, 14, 15; 9:2-6,
    10-17; 15:1-20; Mark 1:32-34, etc.). The impenitence and
    unbelief of its inhabitants after the many evidences our Lord
    gave among them of the truth of his mission, brought down upon
    them a heavy denunciation of judgement (Matt. 11:23).
      It stood on the western shore of the Sea of Galilee. The "land
    of Gennesaret," near, if not in, which it was situated, was one
    of the most prosperous and crowded districts of Palestine. This
    city lay on the great highway from Damascus to Acco and Tyre. It
    has been identified with Tell Hum, about two miles south-west of
    where the Jordan flows into the lake. Here are extensive ruins
    of walls and foundations, and also the remains of what must have
    been a beautiful synagogue, which it is conjectured may have
    been the one built by the centurion (Luke 7:5), in which our
    Lord frequently taught (John 6:59; Mark 1:21; Luke 4:33). Others
    have conjectured that the ruins of the city are to be found at
    Khan Minyeh, some three miles further to the south on the shore
    of the lake. "If Tell Hum be Capernaum, the remains spoken of
    are without doubt the ruins of the synagogue built by the Roman
    centurion, and one of the most sacred places on earth. It was in
    this building that our Lord gave the well-known discourse in
    John 6; and it was not without a certain strange feeling that on
    turning over a large block we found the pot of manna engraved on
    its face, and remembered the words, 'I am that bread of life:
    your fathers did eat manna in the wilderness, and are dead.'",
    (The Recovery of Jerusalem.)

From: Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary (late 1800's)

 Capernaum, the field of repentance; city of comfort