Why Cana?

John 4:46, “While Jesus was in Galilee, he returned to the village of Cana, where he had turned the water into wine…”

John 4:54, “This was the second miracle that Jesus worked after he left Judea and went to Galilee.”

The first two miracles Jesus performed were in Cana:

  1. Turning water into wine.
  2. Healing the son of the official from Capernaum.

Why Cana? I looked up the meaning of the name Cana at http://www.abarim-publications.com/Meaning/Cana.html#.VKGFzMMEAA.

“The root-verb (qana) means to acquire or create. It’s the regular verb for a commercial purchase, which extends into the financed redemption of slaves (Nehemiah 5:8).”

Cana was chosen because God’s plan was to redeem us from being slaves to sin and paying for it with the blood of Jesus.