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Publication of the Khirbet Wadi Hamam Synagogue

. Leibner, Khirbet Wadi Ḥamam: A Roman-Period Village and Synagogue in the Lower Galilee, Qedem Reports 13, The Institute of Archaeology, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem in Cooperation with the Israel Exploration Society, Jerusalem 2018 ISSN: 0793-4289; 660 pages, size 25×31 cm, hard cover, 488 line  drawings, photographs, maps and graphs and 67 plates https://www.academia.edu/37779936/Khirbet_Wadi_%E1%B8%A4amam_A_Roman-Period_Village_and_Synagogue_in_the_Lower_Galilee

הקונגרס הארכאולוגי הארבעים וארבעה בישראל אוניברסיטת בן-גוריון בנגב הקמפוס ע”ש משפחת מרקוס יום חמישי, ג’ בסיון תשע”ח 17 במאי 2018

מושב חמישי: פולחן לאורך התקופות. יו”ר – מוטי אביעם אולם ברקן )כנסים ב’ –בנין 70 ) אברהם פאוסט: הפולחן הישראלי: מוסכמות ובעיות ברברה אסטאפורוב: שלבי התנצרותו של המרחב הכפרי בתחומי הפרובינקיה פלאיסטינה פרימה בין המאות הד’-ז’ לסה”נ: תחומה של בית גוברין/ אלבתרופוליס כמקרה מבחן מיכל ארצי, חיים כהן וערן מאיר: בית הכנסת בחוף כורסי: חפירות …

הקונגרס הארכאולוגי הארבעים וארבעה בישראל אוניברסיטת בן-גוריון בנגב הקמפוס ע”ש משפחת מרקוס יום חמישי, ג’ בסיון תשע”ח 17 במאי 2018 Read More »

ASOR Boston 2017, November 15–18, Conference – Abstracts on Synagogue The relevant abstracts that dealt with ancient synagogues at ASOR 2017 are included below:   The Synagogue at Horvat Kur Tine Rassalle (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill), Rick Bonnie (University of Helsinki), and Annalize Reeder (University of Augsburg), “Architecture and Stratigraphy of the …

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Seventeenth World Congress of Jewish Studies SEE THE PROGRAM FOR LECTURES ON ANCIENT SYNAGOGUES THE HEBREW UNIVERSITY OF JERUSALEM THE WEEK OF AUGUST 6 http://www.jewish-studies.org/wcjsprogram_en   208    New Discoveries of First- and Second Century-Synagogues in the Land of Israel I Wednesday, 09 August, 2017 15:00-17:00, Room: 2503 Chairperson: Chaim Ben David Dina Avshalom Gorni (H) …

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New Finds From Huqoq An ancient Galilean synagogue continues to yield stunning mosaics A team of specialists and students led by University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill professor Jodi Magness has uncovered additional mosaic scenes in the Late Roman synagogue at Huqoq, an ancient Jewish village in Israel’s Lower Galilee. http://www.unc.edu/spotlight/ancient-galilean-synagogue-continues-yield-stunning-mosaics/

The Huqoq elephant mosaic has now been published online by National Geographic

After several years of digging and study, archaeologists are revealing an extraordinary—and enigmatic—mosaic discovered among the ruins of a Roman-era synagogue at a site in Israel known as Huqoq. Nothing like it has come to light in any other building yet known from the ancient world, experts say. http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2016/09/mysterious-mosaic-alexander-the-great-israel/

Bible Scenes Uncovered in Ruins of Ancient Synagogue

On a hill above the Sea of Galilee in northern Israel, archaeologists have discovered one amazing floor mosaic after another. Archaeologists excavating a Roman-era synagogue at the site of Huqoq, Israel, have uncovered two new panels of a mosaic floor with instantly identifiable subjects—Noah’s ark, and the parting of the Red Sea during the Israelite …

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The Most Ancient Hebrew Scroll since the Dead Sea Scrolls has been Deciphered

For the first time, advanced technologies made it possible to read parts of a scroll that was completely burnt c. 1,500 years, inside the Holy Ark of the synagogue at Ein Gedi. At the end of extremely challenging efforts which lasted over a year, the scientists and researchers were amazed to see verses from the …

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Huqoq 2015

New mosaics discovered in synagogue excavations in Galilee. A UNC-Chapel Hill archaeologist who leads the project says images in the mosaics — as well as their high level of artistic quality — have never been found in any other ancient synagogue. (Chapel Hill, N.C.—July 1, 2015) – This summer, excavations directed by UNC-Chapel Hill College …

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