Huqoq

Religion: Jewish

Archaeological Evidences

Period: Late Roman and/or Byzantnine
Excavation: Excavated
Excavators: Jodi Magness (2011- present)
Main Finds: Highly decorative mosaic with depictions of Samson and other scenes. Aramaic inscription.
Inscriptions: Aramaic (Amit 2013)
Mosaics: yes
Site Condition: Active excavation

Geographic Details

Geographical Region: Lower Galilee

Selected Bibliography

Selected Bibliography
  1. J., Magness and S., Kisilevitz "Huqoq – 2018: Preliminary Report" Hadashot Arkheologiyot 131, 2019.
  2. Magness, and Kisilevitz, J. "Inside the Huqoq Synagogue" BARev 45, 2019: 24-38.
  3. Magness, J. , Kisilevitz, S. and Mizzi, D. and others "The Huqoq Excavation Project: 2014–2017 Interim Report" BASOR 380, 2018: 61-131.
  4. Erlich, A. "The patriarch and the emperor: the Elephant mosaic panel in the Huqoq synagogue reconsidered" Journal of Roman Archaeology 31, 2018: 542-559.
  5. Weiss, Z. and Gordon, B. "Samuel and Saul at Gilgal: a new interpretation of the Elephant mosaic panel in the Huqoq synagogue" Journal of Roman Archaeology 31, 2018: 524-542.
  6. Fine, S. "Review of Karen Britt and Ra’anan S. Boustan, The Elephant Mosaic Panel in the Synagogue at Huqoq: Official Publication and Initial Interpretations. Portsmouth, RI: Journal of Roman Archaeology Supplementary Series no. 106, 2017. 8" Images 2018, : 1-3.
  7. Magness, J. , Kisilevitz, S. and Mizzi, D. "Ḥuqoq – 2017" Hadashot Arkheologiyot Excavations and Surveys in Israel 130, 2018.
  8. Talgam, Rina "An illustration of the third book of Maccabees in a late-antique Galilean synagogue?" Journal of Roman Archaeology 31, 2018: 1-11.
  9. Balty, J. "La “mosaïque à l’éléphant” de Huqoq: un document très convoité et d’interprétation controversée" Journal of Roman Archaeology 31, 2018: 1-4.
  10. Britt, K. and Boustan, R. The Elephant Mosaic Panel in the Synagogue of Huqoq. ed. J.H. Humphrey and K. Bolonnikova, Journal of roman Archaeology, 2017.
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