En Gedi

Ein Gedi

Geographic Details

Judea

31.46155972680044     35.39247751235962     Open the map in a new window

More Geographic Info: www.latlong.net/c/?lat=31.46155972680044&long=35.39247751235962

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)

yes

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

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

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

General view - Gilead Peli all rights reserved

Benches on southern side - Gilead Peli all rights reserved © <i> synagogues.kinneret.ac.il </i>

Benches on southern side - Gilead Peli all rights reserved

The Bema and the mosaic  on the northern patt - Gilead Peli all rights reserved © <i> synagogues.kinneret.ac.il </i>

The Bema and the mosaic on the northern patt - Gilead Peli all rights reserved

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

General view - Gilead Peli all rights reserved

Barag 1993: 406, courtesy of the Israel Exploration Society © <i> synagogues.kinneret.ac.il </i>

Barag 1993: 406, courtesy of the Israel Exploration Society

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