(4:7)In the fifteenth year of the reign of Tiberius (for such is Marcion's proposition) he "came down to the Galilean city of Capernaum," of course meaning from the heaven of the Creator, to which he had previously descended from his own.
According to Tertullian, the marcionite Jesus descended to Capernaum from the heaven of the Creator. But he sees a contradiction in this unexpected link between the Christ of Marcion and the Galilee, since he wonders later:
Now, if we compare the mention of ''Capernaum'' in Luke and Mark:Then, what had he to do with Galilee, if he did not belong to the Creator by whom that region was destined (for His Christ) when about to enter on His ministry?
(Luke 4:31)Then he went down to Capernaum, a town in Galilee
(Mark 1:21)Jesus and his followers went to Capernaum
...we observe that the editor (''Luke'') specified that Capernaum is a ''town in Galilee'', whereas ''Mark'' says only ''Capernaum'' but he doesn't use the verb ''went down'' but only ''went''. So both ''Luke'' and ''Mark'' are going to ''normalize'' Capernaum, as if it was a mere place on this earth.
But if Marcion allegorized the lower realm behind ''Capernaum'', as the Gnostic Heracleon did:
...then in the his incipit Marcion was meaning not the descending from the heaven of the Creator to a place of the Galilee, but the same descending from the heaven of the Good God to the archontic domain of the Creator (air + earth).Fragment 40, on John 4:46-53 (In John 4:46, “So he came again to Cana in Galilee, where he had made the water wine. And at Capernaum there was an official whose child was ill.) The official was the Craftsman, for he himself ruled like a king over those under him. Because his domain is small and transitory, he was called an “official,” like a petty princeling who is set over a small kingdom by the universal king. The “child” “in Capernaun” is one who is in the lower part of the Middle (i.e. of animate substance), which lies near the sea, that is, which is linked with matter.