In “Samson in the Synagogue” in the January/February 2013 issue of Biblical Archaeology Review, Jodi Magness presented the recent mosaic discoveries from Huqoq, including a mysterious depiction of two female faces flanking a Hebrew (or Aramaic) inscription. In this online exclusive, read a translation and analysis of the inscription by David Amit of the Israel Antiquities Authority along with a discussion of who these women may have been by University of Louisville’s Karen Britt.
Read David Amit’s “Mosaic Inscription from a Synagogue at Horvat Huqoq.”
Read Karen Britt’s “The Huqoq Synagogue Mosaics.”
Read Jodi Magness’s “Samson in the Synagogue” from the January/February 2013 issue of BAR for free.
Read more about the Huqoq excavations in Bible History Daily:
“A Samson Mosaic from Huqoq”: A Bible History Daily introduction to the Huqoq excavations.
“New Huqoq Mosaics”: The 2013 excavations revealed additional depictions of Samson in the Bible and a possible portrayal of a scene from the Apocrypha.
“Huqoq 2014: Update from the Field”: Jodi Magness and Karen Britt discuss a new mosaic discovered during the 2014 excavation season.