Tuesday, August 30, 2022

The Arbel synagogue

LEEN RITMEYER: Arbel Synagogue.
In the fourth century, a Byzantine style synagogue was built in the centre of the settlement of Arbel, on the west side of the middle residential terrace. In 1987-’88, Zvi Ilan and Avraham Izdarechet began preservation and restoration work on the synagogue and its surroundings, and they asked me to prepare a reconstruction drawing.
For more on the site of Arbel, its ancient synagogue, and its cliff fortresses, see here, here (cf. here), here, and here.

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