Eshtamoa

 Jewish

Geographic Details

South Hebron Mountains

31.400407121015537     35.06730794906616     Open the map in a new window

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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. Yeivin, Z. "The Synagogue at Eshtamoa" Qadmoniot: A Journal for the Antiquities of Eretz-Israel and Bible Lands 2, 1972: 43-45, (Hebrew).
  2. Mayer, L.A and Reifenberg, A. "The Synagogue of Eshtamo'a" Bulletin of the Jewish Palestine Exploration Society 9, 2-3, 1942: 41-44, (Hebrew).
  3. Mayer, L.A. and Reifenberg, A. "The synagogue of Eshtemo'a - A Preliminary Report" Journal of the Palestine Oriental Society 19, 1939-1940: 314-326.
  4. Spigel, C.S. Ancient Synagogue Seating Capacities. Tubingen, 2012: 204-207.
  5. Werlin, S. The Late Ancient Synagogues of Southern Palestine. Leiden, 2015.
  6. Yeivin, Z. "The Synagogue of Eshtemoa" in Ancient Synagogues Revealed. ed. L.I. Levine, Jerusalem, 1981: 120-123.
  7. Yeivin, Z. "The Synagogue at Eshtem'a in Light of the 1969 Excavations" Atiqot 48, 2004: *59-*98, (Hebrew; English abstract: 155-158).
  8. Yevin, Z. "Eshtamoa" The New Encyclopedia of Archeological Excavations in the Holy Land. 1993: 423-426.
Photos, Plans and Links

Aerial view, courtesy of Kfar Etzion field school © <i> synagogues.kinneret.ac.il </i>
Benches, courtesy of Doron Sar-Avi © <i> synagogues.kinneret.ac.il </i>
Eastern facade, courtesy of Doron Sar-Avi © <i> synagogues.kinneret.ac.il </i>
Lintel, courtesy of Doron Sar-Avi © <i> synagogues.kinneret.ac.il </i>
Apse, courtesy of Doron Sar-Avi © <i> synagogues.kinneret.ac.il </i>
Mayer and Reifenberg 1942: Plate 1 Fig. 1 © <i> synagogues.kinneret.ac.il </i>
Mayer and Reifenberg 1942: Plate 1 Fig. 2 © <i> synagogues.kinneret.ac.il </i>
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 Yeivin 1972: 44. Courtesy of the Israel Exploration Society. © <i> synagogues.kinneret.ac.il </i>
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Yeivin 1972: 44. Courtesy of the Israel Exploration Society. © <i> synagogues.kinneret.ac.il </i>
Yeivin 1972: 45. Courtesy of the Israel Exploration Society. © <i> synagogues.kinneret.ac.il </i>