En Gedi

Ein Gedi


Geographic Details


31.46155972680044     35.39247751235962     Open the map in a new window

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Archaeological Evidences

Late Roman and/or Byzantnine

Dan Barag, Yoseph Porat and Ehud Netzer (1970-1971)

Benches and Bema. Mosaic with birds and geometric shapes. Hebrew and Aramaic inscriptions. Scroll fragments from leviticus.

Hebrew and Aramaic (Naveh 1978: 105-109; Werlin 2015: 114-127)


National Park entrance fee. For the ancient synagogue only: 14₪ per adult, 7₪ pensioner/child, 12₪ per student

Selected Bibliography
  1. Barag, D. and Porat, Y. "The Synagogue at En Gedi" Qadmoniot: A Journal for the Antiquities of Eretz-Israel and Bible Lands 3, 1970: 97-100, (Hebrew).
  2. Barag, D. , Porat, Y. and Netzer, "The Synagogue at 'En-Gedi" in Ancient Synagogues Revealed. ed. L.I. Levine, Jerusalem, 1981: 116-119.
  3. Barag, D. "En Gedi" The New Encyclopedia of Archeological Excavations in the Holy Land. 1993: 405-409.
  4. Levine, L.I. "The Inscription in the 'En-Gedi Synagogue" in Ancient Synagogues Revealed. ed. L.I. Levine, Jerusalem, 1981: 140-145.
  5. Magness, J. "The En-Gedi synagogue inscription reconsidered" Eretz Israel 31, 2015: 123-131.
  6. Spigel, C.S. Ancient Synagogue Seating Capacities. Tubingen, 2012: 198-204.
  7. Werlin, S. The Late Ancient Synagogues of Southern Palestine. Leiden, 2015: 91-134.
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