Ancient synagogue excavations at Khirbet Shema", Upper Galilee, Israel 1970-1972
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Published by Duke University Press in Durham, N. C .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Palestine -- Antiquities.

Book details:

Edition Notes

StatementEric M. Meyers, A. Thomas Kraabel, James F. Strange.
SeriesThe annual of the American Schools of Oriental Research -- vol. 42, Annual of the American Schools of Oriental Research -- v. 42..
ContributionsMeyers, Eric M., Kraabel, A. Thomas., Strange, James F.
The Physical Object
Paginationxxvii, 297 p. :
Number of Pages297
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18259948M

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ANCIENT SYNAGOGUE EXCAVATIONS AT KHIRBET SHEMA', UPPER GALILEE, ISRAEL ERIC M. MEYERS, Director of the Expedition, Associate Professor of Religion, Duke University A. THOMAS KRAABEL, Associate Director of the Expedition, Professor of Classics, University of Minnesota JAMES F. STRANGE, Associate Director of the. Ancient synagogue excavations at Khirbet Shema, Upper Galilee, Israel, ([Meiron excavation project) Joint Expedition to Khirbet Shema, Published by Published for the American Schools of Oriental Research by Duke University Press (). Medford, Massachusetts The excavations at Khirbet Shema' in Israel's Upper Galilee revealed the re- mains of an ancient village and what have been interpreted as two successive synagogues. The excavators dated the first synagogue to the 3rd century A.C. and the second early in. Ancient Synagogue Excavations at Khirbet Shema', Upper Galilee, Israel

The origins of the synagogue remain shrouded in mystery and its development in its early centuries is only slightly better understood. This book brings together over twenty essays from Israeli, British, and American scholars to explore the development of the ancient synagogue. Combining original articles with the best of earlier studies including nine articles here translated from the Hebrew 5/5(1). Khirbet Shema’ Synagogue, circa third- fourth centuries C.E. Meiron, Israel. (photo courtesy Eric Meyers) After the destruction of the Second Temple in Jerusalem in 70 C.E., the local synagogue became its substitute. The Khirbet Shema synagogue in the Upper Galilee may date to the third and fourth centuries C. E. Synagogue architectural studies seem to indicate a diverse development of. Magness, J. "Synagogue Typology and Earthquake Chronology at Khirbet Shema; Israel" Journal of Field Archaeology 24;2, Meyers, E.M. "The Ancient Synagogue and Village at Khirbet Shema‘" in Galilee in the late Second Temple and Mishnaic periods. ed. D.A. Fiensy and J.R, Strange, Volume 2 The Archaeological Record from Cities. Ancient synagogues in Israel refers to synagogues in the modern State of Israel, built by the Jewish and Samaritan communities from antiquity to the Early Islamic period. [citation needed]The designation ancient synagogues in Israel requires careful definition. Many very old synagogues have been discovered in archaeological digs. Some synagogues have been destroyed and rebuilt several times .

Archaeologists in Galilee unearth synagogue from Jesus’s time Remains of ancient rural structure uncovered in northern Israel in area where he is believed to have traveled to preach By Stuart. f) The synagogue of Horvat-Rimmon, located in the southern Judaean-Shephelah, about 1/2 km south of Kibbutz Lahav, pointed towards Mt. Gerizim. g) The synagogue of Khirbet-Shema in Upper Galilee pointed towards Shavei-Ziyyon, on the shore of the Mediterranean Sea, where remains of an ancient church were found. Ancient synagogue excavations at Khirbet Shema’, Upper Galilee, Israel – Durham (NC): Duke University. Durham (NC): Duke University. Google Scholar. Ancient Synagogue Excavations at Khirbet Shema', Upper Galilee, Israel (Annual of the American Schools of Oriental Research 42). Durham: Duke University Press, By A. Thomas Kraabel (With E.M. Meyers and J.F. Strange).