Beth Alpha

Beit Alpha, Beth Alfa, Beit Alfa


Geographic Details

Beth Shean Valley

32.51903281284762     35.427072644233704     Open the map in a new window

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Archaeological Evidences

Late Roman and/or Byzantnine

Eliezer Sukeinik (1929)

Basilica building with apse. Complete mosaic floor with Zodiac, Biblical and other themes.

Hebrew and Aramaic (Naveh 1978: 72-76), Greek (Roth-Gerson 1987: 29-32)


National park with entrance fee

Selected Bibliography
  1. Wischnitzer, R. "The Meaning of the Beth-Alpha Mosaic" Bulletin of the Israel Exploration Society 18, 1954: 190-197.
  2. Avigad, N. "Beit Alpha" The New Encyclopedia of Archeological Excavations in the Holy Land. Jerusalem, 1993: 190-192.
  3. Spigel, C.S. Ancient Synagogue Seating Capacities. Tubingen, 2012: 154-158.
  4. Sukenik, E.L. The Ancient Synagogue of Beth 'Alpha. Jerusalem, 1932.
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