Beth Shean Leonitis

Beit Shean Leonitis


Geographic Details

Beth Shean Valley

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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)


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

Selected Bibliography
  1. Bahat, D. "The Synagogue at Beth-Shean - Preliminary Report" Qadmoniot: A Journal for the Antiquities of Eretz-Israel and Bible Lands 2, 1972: 55-58, (Hebrew).
  2. Bahat, D. "A Synagogue at Beth-Shean" in Ancient Synagogues Revealed. ed. L.I. Levine, Jerusalem, 1981: 82-85.
  3. Spigel, C.S. Ancient Synagogue Seating Capacities. Tubingen, 2012: 159-161.
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