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Hammat Tiberias Synagogue Mosaic, 4th century CE

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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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