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Hammat Tiberias Synagogue Mosaic, 4th century CE


Hammat Tiberias Synagogue Mosaic

With the excavation of the 4th century Galilean synagogue at Hammath Tiberias by the Jewish Palestine Exploration Society in 1920-1, and the exposure of a mosaic floor depicting a Zodiac panel, torah shrine, and menorahs, as well as a portable stone candelabrum, the image of Jewish art as a contradiction in terms was laid to rest.

“Art & Judaism in the Greco-Roman World. Toward a New Jewish Archaeology Book Review,” Minerva, Nov-Dec 2006.

“Synagogue Excavation Reveals Stunning Mosaic of Zodiac and Torah Ark,” BAR May-Jun 1984.


See also-

The Synagogue (c. 70-7th Century CE)

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