Eshtamoa

Jewish

Geographic Details

South Hebron Mountains

31.400407121015537     35.06730794906616     Open the map in a new window

More Geographic Info: www.latlong.net/c/?lat=31.400407121015537&long=35.06730794906616

Archaeological Evidences

Late Roman and/or Byzantnine

Adolph Reifenbeg and Leon Mayer ( 1935-1936), Zeev Yevin (1969)

Broadhouse style without columns. Benches, ornamental architecture, inner apse, mosaic and fragments of marble menorah.

Aramaic (Naveh 1978: 113-114; Werlin 2015: 187-194)

yes

Inside modern day Palestinian village.

Selected Bibliography
  1. Mayer, L.A. and Reifenberg, A. "40 The synagogue of Eshtemo'a - A Preliminary Report" Journal of the Palestine Oriental Society 19, 1939-1940: 314-326.
  2. Spigel, C.S. Ancient Synagogue Seating Capacities. Tubingen, 2012: 204-207.
  3. Werlin, S. The Late Ancient Synagogues of Southern Palestine. Leiden, 2015.
  4. Yeivin, Z. "The Synagogue of Eshtemoa" in Ancient Synagogues Revealed. ed. L.I. Levine, Jerusalem, 1981: 120-123.
  5. Yeivin, Z. "The Synagogue at Eshtem'a in Light of the 1969 Excavations" Atiqot 48, 2004: *59-*98, (Hebrew; English abstract: 155-158).
  6. Yevin, Z. "Eshtamoa" in The New Encyclopedia of Archeological Excavations in the Holy Land. Jerusalem, 1993: 423-426.
Photos, Plans and Links

Aerial view, courtesy of Kfar Etzion field school © <i> synagogues.kinneret.ac.il </i>

Aerial view, courtesy of Kfar Etzion field school

Benches, courtesy of Doron Sar-Avi © <i> synagogues.kinneret.ac.il </i>

Benches, courtesy of Doron Sar-Avi

Eastern facade, courtesy of Doron Sar-Avi © <i> synagogues.kinneret.ac.il </i>

Eastern facade, courtesy of Doron Sar-Avi

Lintel, courtesy of Doron Sar-Avi © <i> synagogues.kinneret.ac.il </i>

Lintel, courtesy of Doron Sar-Avi

Apse, courtesy of Doron Sar-Avi © <i> synagogues.kinneret.ac.il </i>

Apse, courtesy of Doron Sar-Avi

Yevin 1982: 120, courtesy of  the Archaeology Department of the Civil Administration in Judea and Samaria
and the  Israel Exploration Society © <i> synagogues.kinneret.ac.il </i>

Yevin 1982: 120, courtesy of the Archaeology Department of the Civil Administration in Judea and Samaria and the Israel Exploration Society

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