Tag: pagan symbols

Ancient Synagogues in Israel and the Diaspora

09/03 | Were there synagogues before the Romans destroyed the Temple, or did they develop only afterward? Communal structures from the Second Temple period have been discovered, but should they be considered   Read more…

Posted in Daily Life and Practice, New Testament, Temple at Jerusalem.

Resurrecting a Byzantine Synagogue at Um el-Kanatir

07/26 | Excavations at Um el-Kanatir are unique in that they are not destructive, but rather reconstructive. The almost complete remains of the ancient synagogue nestled into its picturesque setting are proving   Read more…

Posted in Biblical Archaeology Sites, Cultural Heritage.

The Lod Mosaic—Jewish, Christian or Pagan?

04/25 | A series of stunning mosaic floors dated to around 300 C.E. were uncovered in Lod, Israel. Plants, birds, fish and animals are depicted in the mosaics—but no human figures. Who   Read more…

Posted in Ancient Israel.


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