Israeli archaeologists are excavating a 2,000-year-old stone quarry and production center for stone vessels not far from the ancient city of Cana where Jesus performed his first recorded miracle, turning water into wine.Archaeologists uncovered the small cave during construction work for a municipal sports center by Reina’s local council. They are excavating two sites at Reina, about a kilometer (half a mile) apart, just south of the modern village of Kafr Kanna in the lower Galilee. Scholars believe Kafr Kanna may be the site of biblical Cana.

“On the third day there was a wedding in Cana of Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there. Now both Jesus and His disciples were invited to the wedding. And when they ran out of wine, the mother of Jesus said to Him, ‘They have no wine…Now there were six stone water jars set there for the Jewish custom of purification, containing twenty to thirty gallons each.” (John 2:1-3, 6) CONTINUE