En Gedi

Ein Gedi

 Jewish

Geographic Details

Judea

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)

yes

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

Selected Bibliography
  1. Hirschfeld, Y. "En-Gedi — A Large Jewish Village" Qadmoniot: A Journal for the Antiquities of Eretz-Israel and Bible Lands 128, 2004: 62-87, (Hebrew).
  2. Barag, D. , Porat, Y. and Netzer, E. "The Second Season of Excavations in the Synagogue at En-Gedi" Qadmoniot: A Journal for the Antiquities of Eretz-Israel and Bible Lands 2, 1972: 52-54, (Hebrew).
  3. Longcare, D. "Reconsidering the Date of the En-Gedi Leviticus Scroll (EGLev): Exploring the Limitations of the Comparative-Typological Paleographic Method" Textus 27, 2018: 44-84.
  4. 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).
  5. Barag, D. , Porat, Y. and Netzer, "The Synagogue at 'En-Gedi" in Ancient Synagogues Revealed. ed. L.I. Levine, Jerusalem, 1981: 116-119.
  6. Barag, D. "En Gedi" The New Encyclopedia of Archeological Excavations in the Holy Land. 1993: 405-409.
  7. Levine, L.I. "The Inscription in the 'En-Gedi Synagogue" in Ancient Synagogues Revealed. ed. L.I. Levine, Jerusalem, 1981: 140-145.
  8. Magness, J. "The En-Gedi synagogue inscription reconsidered" Eretz Israel 31, 2015: 123-131.
  9. Spigel, C.S. Ancient Synagogue Seating Capacities. Tubingen, 2012: 198-204.
  10. 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>
Benches on southern side - 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 © <i> synagogues.kinneret.ac.il </i>
General view - Gilead Peli all rights reserved © <i> synagogues.kinneret.ac.il </i>
Barag and Porat 1970: 98. Courtesy of the Israel Exploration Society. © <i> synagogues.kinneret.ac.il </i>
Barag and Porat 1970: 98. Courtesy of the Israel Exploration Society. © <i> synagogues.kinneret.ac.il </i>
Barag and Porat 1970: 99. Courtesy of the Israel Exploration Society. © <i> synagogues.kinneret.ac.il </i>
Barag and Porat 1970: 99. Courtesy of the Israel Exploration Society. © <i> synagogues.kinneret.ac.il </i>
Barag and Porat 1970: 99. Courtesy of the Israel Exploration Society. © <i> synagogues.kinneret.ac.il </i>
Barag and Porat 1970: 99. Courtesy of the Israel Exploration Society. © <i> synagogues.kinneret.ac.il </i>
Barag and Porat 1970: 100. Courtesy of the Israel Exploration Society. © <i> synagogues.kinneret.ac.il </i>
Barag and Porat 1970: 100. Courtesy of the Israel Exploration Society. © <i> synagogues.kinneret.ac.il </i>
Barag, Porat and Netzer 1972: 53. Courtesy of the Israel Exploration Society. © <i> synagogues.kinneret.ac.il </i>
Barag, Porat and Netzer 1972: 53. Courtesy of the Israel Exploration Society. © <i> synagogues.kinneret.ac.il </i>
Barag, Porat and Netzer 1972: 54. Courtesy of the Israel Exploration Society. © <i> synagogues.kinneret.ac.il </i>
Barag, Porat and Netzer 1972: 54. Courtesy of Israel Exploration Society. © <i> synagogues.kinneret.ac.il </i>
Barag, Porat and Netzer 1972: Plate 2. Courtesy of Israel Exploration Society. © <i> synagogues.kinneret.ac.il </i>
Barag and Porat and Netzer 1972: Plate 3. Courtesy of Israel Exploration Society. © <i> synagogues.kinneret.ac.il </i>