Kokhav HaYarden


Geographic Details

Lower Galilee

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Archaeological Evidences

Late Roman and/or Byzantnine

Meir Ben Dov (1966), from the Crusader fortress excavation.

Lintel with menorah, inscription and architectural fragments. Some of the latter are in the fortress and some at En HaYadid.

Aramaic (Naveh 1978: 70-72)

Kochav Hayarden-Inside national park. En Hayadid-accessible. The menorah is in the Israel Museum in Jerusalem.

Selected Bibliography
  1. Ben-Dov, M. "The Synagogue at Kokhav Ha-Yarden and the Identification of Grofina" Qadmoniot: A Journal for the Antiquities of Eretz-Israel and Bible Lands 2, 1973: 60-62, (Hebrew).
  2. Ben-Dov, M. "Synagogue Remains at Kokhav-Hayarden" in Ancient Synagogues Revealed. ed. L.I. Levine, Jerusalem, 1981: 95-97.
  3. Ben-Dov, M. "Remains of a Synagogue at Kokav HaYarden and the site of Grofina in Gilead" in Eretz Shomron; The 30 Archaeological Convention. Jerusalem, 1973: 86-98, (Hebrew).
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