Tag: pagan symbols

Borrowing from the Neighbors

11/14 | Living in the Greco-Roman world, early Christians were able to draw from a set of rich artistic paradigms when they set out to depict their stories and beliefs in decorative   Read more…

Posted in The Ancient Near Eastern World.

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.


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