Capharnaum


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Capharnaum

(kəfär`nāəm), the same as CapernaumCapernaum
or Capharnaum
, town, NE ancient Palestine, on the northwestern shore of the Sea of Galilee; in the Gospels, it is closely associated with Jesus' ministry, and was the home of several of Jesus' disciples. A synagogue of the 3d cent.
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With a handful of exceptions, this finally disappointing capharnaum or glory-hole partakes of that curse of academia: the parading of the bleeding obvious.
In Flaubert's Herodias we read that Jacob, "having a sick daughter, went to Capharnaum, in order to beg the Master to heal her.
In fact, the correspondence makes no secret of the disorder that characterises Valery's confined writing circumstances from the beginning, which he describes in a letter to Pierre Louys in 1890 as "l'infame capharnaum ou je fume tant de cigarettes.
Le present document fait valoir que l'architecture et les reglements, par une action subliminale, contribuent a la presentation des idees politiques de maniere <<parlementaire>> et a ce que la Chambre des communes, au lieu de devenir un capharnaum legislatif, demeure le lieu d'un debat ordonne et civilise.