Beth Shean Leonitis

Beit Shean Leonitis

Geographic Details

Beth Shean Valley

32.5017813753878     35.49663305282593     Open the map in a new window

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Archaeological Evidences

Late Roman and/or Byzantnine

Dan Bahat (1970-1972)

Small room with no columns. Mosaic with menorah and animals. Greek and Aramaic inscriptions.

Aramaic (Naveh 1978: 77-79), Greek (Roth-Gerson 1987: 41-43)

yes

Nothing to see at the site. The mosaic is on display at the Hecht Museum, University of Haifa.

Selected Bibliography
  1. Bahat, D. "A Synagogue at Beth-Shean" in Ancient Synagogues Revealed. ed. L.I. Levine, Jerusalem, 1981: 82-85.
  2. Spigel, C.S. Ancient Synagogue Seating Capacities. Tubingen, 2012: 159-161.
Photos, Plans and Links

Mosaic in Hecht Museum, courtesy of C. Ben David © <i> synagogues.kinneret.ac.il </i>

Mosaic in Hecht Museum, courtesy of C. Ben David

Mosaic in Hecht Museum, courtesy of C. Ben David © <i> synagogues.kinneret.ac.il </i>

Mosaic in Hecht Museum, courtesy of C. Ben David

Mosaic in Hecht Museum, courtesy of C. Ben David © <i> synagogues.kinneret.ac.il </i>

Mosaic in Hecht Museum, courtesy of C. Ben David

Bahat 1981: 83, courtesy of Dan Bahat and  the Israel Exploration Society © <i> synagogues.kinneret.ac.il </i>

Bahat 1981: 83, courtesy of Dan Bahat and the Israel Exploration Society

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