Beth Alpha

Beit Alpha, Beth Alfa, Beit Alfa

Jewish

Geographic Details

Beth Shean Valley

32.51903281284762     35.427072644233704     Open the map in a new window

More Geographic Info: www.latlong.net/c/?lat=32.51903281284762&long=35.427072644233704

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)

yes

National park with entrance fee

Selected Bibliography
  1. Avigad, N. "Beit Alpha" in The New Encyclopedia of Archeological Excavations in the Holy Land. Jerusalem, 1993: 190-192.
  2. Spigel, C.S. Ancient Synagogue Seating Capacities. Tubingen, 2012: 154-158.
  3. Sukenik, E.L. The Ancient Synagogue of Beth 'Alpha. Jerusalem, 1932.
Photos, Plans and Links

General view - Gilead Peli all rights reserved © <i> synagogues.kinneret.ac.il </i>

General view - Gilead Peli all rights reserved

Mosaic,  upper part - Gilead Peli all rights reserved © <i> synagogues.kinneret.ac.il </i>

Mosaic, upper part - Gilead Peli all rights reserved

Mosaic, lower part and inscriptions - Gilead Peli all rights reserved © <i> synagogues.kinneret.ac.il </i>

Mosaic, lower part and inscriptions - Gilead Peli all rights reserved

Plan Sukeinik 1932: plate 6 © <i> synagogues.kinneret.ac.il </i>

Plan Sukeinik 1932: plate 6

Plan Sukeinik 1932: plate 27 © <i> synagogues.kinneret.ac.il </i>

Plan Sukeinik 1932: plate 27

Isometric plan, Sukeinik 1932: plate 3 © <i> synagogues.kinneret.ac.il </i>

Isometric plan, Sukeinik 1932: plate 3

Reconstruction, Sukeinik 1932: plate 7 © <i> synagogues.kinneret.ac.il </i>

Reconstruction, Sukeinik 1932: plate 7

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