The Kinneret Regional Project Excavations of a Byzantine Synagogue at Horvat Kur, Galilee, 2010-2013: A Preliminary Report

Zangenberg, Jürgen K.; Münger, Stefan; Hakola, Raimo; McCane, Byron R. (2014). The Kinneret Regional Project Excavations of a Byzantine Synagogue at Horvat Kur, Galilee, 2010-2013: A Preliminary Report. Hebrew Bible and Ancient Israel, 2(4), pp. 557-576. 10.1628/219222713X13933396528441

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The article presents the preliminary results from four seasons of excavations at Horvat Kur in the Galilee. The excavations conducted by the Kinneret Regional Project have exposed the remains of a broad-house synagogue from the Byzantine period. The most important finds include an elevated platform (i. e., a bemah) that supported a chest holding Torah scrolls, an ornamented limestone seat that was probably used by the leader of the congregation, and a basalt stone table that features geometric figures on three sides and figurative representations on one side. The Horvat Kur synagogue represents a valuable example of the diversity of Galilean synagogues that were built or renovated between the 5th and the 7th centuries C.E.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

01 Faculty of Theology > Institute of Jewish Studies
01 Faculty of Theology > Department of Protestant Theology [discontinued] > Institute of Jewish Studies [discontinued]

UniBE Contributor:

Münger, Stefan

Subjects:

200 Religion > 290 Other religions
900 History > 930 History of ancient world (to ca. 499)
900 History > 950 History of Asia

ISSN:

2192-2276

Language:

English

Submitter:

Stefan Münger

Date Deposited:

12 Sep 2014 09:08

Last Modified:

17 Sep 2019 10:21

Publisher DOI:

10.1628/219222713X13933396528441

Uncontrolled Keywords:

Synagogue Byzantine Galilee Kinneret Regional Project

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/58192

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