Kur

Religion: Jewish

Archaeological Evidences

Period: Late Roman and/or Byzantnine
Excavation: Excavated
Excavators: Jürgen K. Zangenberg, Stefan Münger, Raimo Hakola and Byron McCane (2008-present).
Main Findes: Columns, bema and benches. Small remains of mosaic with menorah and inscription.
Inscriptions: Aramaic (see URL link below for inscription and translation)
Mosaics: Yes
Site Condition: Active excavation site.

Geographic Details

Geographical Region: Lower Galilee
90, ישראל

Selected Bibliography

Selected Bibliography
  1. Zangenberg, Jürgen K. ""Will the Real Women Please Sit Down. Interior Space, Seating Arrangements, and Female Presence in the Byzantine Synagogue of Horvat Kur in Galilee."" Gender and Social Norms in Ancient Israel, Early Judaism and Early Christianity: Texts and Material Culture 28, 2019: 91-118, (English).
  2. Zangenberg, J. K. , Mu¨nger, S. and McCane, B. R. "The Kinneret Regional Project Excavations of a Byzantine Synagogue at Horvat Kur, Galilee, 2010–2013: A Preliminary Report" Hebrew Bible and Ancient Israel 4, 2, 2013: 557-576.
  3. Zangenberg, Jurgen K. "The menorah on the mosaic floor from the late Roman/ Early byzantine synagogue at Horvat Kur" Israel Exploration Journal 67, 2017: 110-126.
  4. Aviam, M. "Another Reading Table Base from a Galilean Synagogue: Some Comments on the Stone Table from Ḥorvat Kur" Arise, Walk Through the Land – Studies in the Archaeology and History of the Land of Israel in Memory of Yizhar Hirschfeld on the Tenth Anniversary of His Demise. ed. J. Patrich, O. Peleg-Barkat, and E. Ben-Yosef, Jerusalem, Israel Exploration Society, 2016: 79– 82.
  5. Zangenberg, J. "A Basalt Stone Table from the Byzantine Synagogue at Ḥorvat Kur, Galilee: Publication and Preliminary Interpretation" Arise, Walk Through the Land – Studies in the Archaeology and History of the Land of Israel in Memory of Yizhar Hirschfeld on the Tenth Anniversary of His Demise. ed. J. Patrich, O. Peleg-Barkat, and E. Ben-Yosef, Jerusalem, Israel Exploration Society, 2016: 61 – 78.
  6. Zangenberg, J.K. "Performing the Sacred in a Community Building: Observations from the 2010-2015 Kinneret Regional Project Excavations in the Byzantine Synagogue of Horvat Kur (Galilee)" Spaces in Late Antiquity Cultural, Theological and Archaeological Perspectives. ed. J. Day et al., London, Routledge, 2016: 166-189.
  7. Zangenberg, J.K. , Münger, S. and McCane, B. "Horvat Kur, Kinneret Regional Project 2012, 2013" in Hadashot Arkheologiyot, Excavations and Surveys in Israel. 128, 2016.
  8. Zangenberg, J. and Munger, S. "Horbat Kur preliminary report 2010" Hadashot Arkheologiyot-Excavations and Surveys in Israel 123, 2011.
  9. Zangenberg, J. "Horbat Kur preliminary report 2011" Hadashot Arkheologiyot-Excavations and Surveys in Israel 125, 2013.
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