Kokhav HaYarden

 Jewish

Geographic Details

Lower Galilee

32.59026761137861     35.52581548690796     Open the map in a new window

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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. "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).
  2. Ben-Dov, M. "Synagogue Remains at Kokhav-Hayarden" in Ancient Synagogues Revealed. ed. L.I. Levine, Jerusalem, 1981: 95-97.
Photos, Plans and Links

Menorah lintel in Israel museum, courtesy of Abraham Graicer all rights reserved for Abraham Graicer
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Menorah lintel in Israel museum, courtesy of Abraham Graicer all rights reserved for Abraham Graicer

Column fragment in En Hayadid IAA survey (see link below) map 46 site 61 fig. 1, courtesy of Zvi Gal and the Israel Antiquities Authority © <i> synagogues.kinneret.ac.il </i>

Column fragment in En Hayadid IAA survey (see link below) map 46 site 61 fig. 1, courtesy of Zvi Gal and the Israel Antiquities Authority

Ionic capital in En Hayadid , IAA survey (see link below) map 46 site 61 fig. 2 courtesy of Zvi Gal and the Israel Antiquities Authority © <i> synagogues.kinneret.ac.il </i>

Ionic capital in En Hayadid , IAA survey (see link below) map 46 site 61 fig. 2 courtesy of Zvi Gal and the Israel Antiquities Authority