|P.1528 - §4 By noon on Wednesday almost a thousand guests had arrived in Cana, more than four times the number bidden to the wedding feast. It was a Jewish custom to celebrate weddings on Wednesday, and the invitations had been sent abroad for the wedding one month previously. In the forenoon and early afternoon it appeared more like a public reception for Jesus than a wedding. Everybody wanted to greet this near-famous Galilean, and he was most cordial to all, young and old, Jew and gentile. And everybody rejoiced when Jesus consented to lead the preliminary wedding procession.|
|Jesus' trip (with 6 apostles) from Pella to Cana.|
Courtesy of D.Q. Hall.
Stone waterpot in Qumram. (http://dqhall59.com/artifact.htm).
Stone waterpots used at the wedding in Cana may have been stone jars like this, rather than hydria (Greek water pot made of clay shown above).
|A commercial painting advertising the local wine in Cana.|
|Wine jugs in Cana. Newly made wines in six waterpots may have been poured into pitchers or wine jugs.|
|Local wine brand in Cana.|
|the church built on the site.|