CANA, of Galilee, a village of Palestine, remarkable as the birthplace of Nathanael, and the scene of Christ's " beginning of miracles." Its exact site is unknown, but it is evident from the Biblical narrative that it was in the neighbourhood of Capernaum. By a tradition as old as the 8th century it is identified with Kefr Kenna, and by a more modern hypothesis with Kana-el-Jelil. The former lies about 4i miles N.W. of Nazareth, and contains the ruins of a church and a small Christian population ; the latter is an uninhabited village about 9 miles N. of Nazareth, with no remains of antiquity but a few cisterns.