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By Rachel Hachlili

Historical Synagogues - Archaeology and artwork. New Discoveries and present study offers archaeological proof - the structure, paintings, Jewish symbols, zodiac, biblical stories, inscriptions, and cash – which attest to the significance of the synagogue. whilst regarded as an entire, these types of items of facts be certain the centrality of the synagogue establishment within the lifetime of the Jewish groups throughout Israel and within the Diaspora. most significantly, the synagogue and its artwork and structure performed a strong position within the upkeep of the elemental ideals, customs, and traditions of the Jewish humans following the destruction of the second one Temple and the lack of Jewish sovereignty within the Land of Israel. The booklet additionally contains a complement of the document at the Qazion excavation.

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Sefer Evronot: Fig. VII-33. Courtesy of Studium Biblicum Franciscanum: Fig. VIII-4. Courtesy of Prof. Eric Meyers, the Excavations of Gush Halav, H. Shema, Meiron and Nabratein: Figs. III-1:4, 5, 6, 8; IV-3, IV-4a, IV-24–25, IV-28:1, IV-29, IV-36:1–2, 5, IV-37, IV-47; IX-4, IX-14, IX-22; X-29a, XII-2. Courtesy of Prof. Jodi Magness, The excavation of Huqoq. Photos: Jim Haberman: Figs. III-4, VIII-13a, VIII-13b, XIII-12. Courtesy of Prof. Zeev Weiss, The Sepphoris Excavations. The Hebrew University of Jerusalem: Figs.

Chapter VII discusses the Jewish calendar as represented by the zodiac scheme (usually the second panel), which is composed of the seasons, zodiac signs, and the sun and moon and includes a comparison with similar zodiac designs in other countries, and similar motifs in later Jewish art. Chapter VIII examines the narrative themes and images of biblical illustrated tales, which are sometimes depicted on the third panel (these chapters have already been broadly discussed in some of my previous articles and other books).

3, 300–305). The term proseuche refers to the Diaspora whereas synagogue refers to Judea (Hengel 1975:41ff), yet this is not always the case. Josephus refers to a pro­seuche at Tiberias. Scholars maintain that proseuche usually refers to a building for assembly and prayers, and synagogue to the actual congregation or community (Frey, CIJ I:lxx; Hengel 1975). The proseuchai in third c. BCE Egyptian inscriptions do not automatically prove the existence of the synagogue. ” Synagogue was used exclusively for Jewish edifices, while proseuchai, in the Hellenistic world, referred also to pagan loyalty shrines.

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