The American Cyclopædia (1879)/Cana

Edition of 1879. See also Cana on Wikipedia, and the disclaimer.

CANA, the name of two ancient towns in Palestine, one, now Kana el-Jelil, about 8 m. N., the other, Kefr Kenna, about 3 m. N. E., of Nazareth. It is uncertain which of these, if either, is the scene of the first miracle of Jesus, as recorded in the New Testament. Dr. Robinson gives the preference to the first mentioned Cana. Stanley, in his “Sinai and Palestine,” thinks the claims of the two about equally divided.