This is my map of Northern Israel showing the village of Nain. The village name of Nain means “pleasantness, beauty” apparently. It is only mentioned in Luke’s Gospel, and it was here that Jesus (coming down from Capernaum) raised a widow’s son back to life (see Luke 7:11-17).
First Century B.C.
Notice the figures on the border of the map.
If you look carefully at the map border you will see I have included some little black and white figures. I will add different figures to the borders of each map, adding characters that relate to the map subject.
Link to related Bible Cartoon
Click orange bars below to see the Bible Cartoon of Jesus raising the widow’s son in Nain, on the BC Gallery page, with download & purchase options:
Bible Cartoon: Luke 07 – Jesus raises a widow’s son – Scene 01 – Approaching Nain
Luke 7:11-17 (NLT)
11 Soon afterward Jesus went with his disciples to the village of Nain, with a great crowd following him. 12 A funeral procession was coming out as he approached the village gate. The boy who had died was the only son of a widow, and many mourners from the village were with her. 13 When the Lord saw her, his heart overflowed with compassion. “Don’t cry!” he said. 14 Then he walked over to the coffin and touched it, and the bearers stopped. “Young man,” he said, “get up.” 15 Then the dead boy sat up and began to talk to those around him! And Jesus gave him back to his mother.
16 Great fear swept the crowd, and they praised God, saying, “A mighty prophet has risen among us,” and “We have seen the hand of God at work today.” 17 The report of what Jesus had done that day spread all over Judea and even out across its borders.