Nabratein

Other Name: Navoraya
Religion: Jewish

Archaeological Evidences

Period: Late Roman and/or Byzantine
Excavation: Excavated
Excavators: Heinrich Kohl and Carl Watzinger (1905); Eric Meyers and Carol Meyers (1980-1981)
Main Finds: Structure with three phases. Bema and a pediment of a Torah Shrine, lintel with Aramaic inscription and menorah
Characters: Menorah, Lion, Konch, Aramaic Inscription, Corinthian Capital
Inscriptions: Hebrew (Naveh 1978: 31-33)
Site Condition: Open for the public
Reconstructed Southern facade, Gilead Peli all rights reserved

Geographic Details

Geographical Region: Upper Galilee

Selected Bibliography

Selected Bibliography
  1. Avigad, N. "The Lintel Inscription from the Ancient Synagogue of Kefar Niburaya" Bulletin of the Israel Exploration Society 21, 1960: 136-145, (Hebrew).
  2. Kohl, H. and Watzinger, C. Antike Synagogen in Galilaea. Leipzig, 1916: 101-106.
  3. Meyers, E. M. and Meyers, C. L "Response to Jodi Magness's Review of the Final Publication of Nabratein" BASOR 359, 2010: 67-76.
  4. Meyers, E. M. "The problem of the scarcity of synagogues from 70 to ca. 250 C.E. : the case of synagogue 1 at Nabratein (2nd-3rd century C.E.)" 'Follow the Wise' Studies in Jewish History and Culture in Honor of Lee I. Levine ed. Z. Weiss, O. Irshai, J. Magness and S. Schwartz, Winona Lake, 2010: 435-448.
  5. Meyers, E. M. and Meyers, C. L. Excavations at Ancient Nabratein: Synagogue and Environs. Winona Lake; Indiana, 2009.
  6. Magness, J. "Review: The ancient synagogue at Nabratein" in BASOR. 358, 2010: 61-68.
  7. Meyers, E.M. and Meyers, C.L. "Nabratein: Synagogue and Environs" in Galilee in the late Second Temple and Mishnaic periods. ed. D.A. Fiensy and J.R, Strange, Volume 2 The Archaeological Record from Cities, Towns, and Villages, Minneapolis, 2015: 404-413.
  8. Avigad, N. "A Dated Lintel-inscription from the Ancient Synagogue of Nabratein" Louis M. Rabinowitz Fund Bulletin III, 1960: 49-56.
  9. Meyers, E.M. "Nabratein" The New Encyclopedia of Archeological Excavations in the Holy Land. 1993: 1077-1079.
  10. Meyers, E.M. "A note on an Aramaic date formula found at Nabratein and Zoar" in Aramaic in Post biblical Judaism and Early Christianity. ed. E. M. Meyers and P.V.M. Flesher, 2010: 49-54.
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