Theology

Jürgen K. Zangenberg, Stefan Münger, Raimo Hakola, Byron R. McCane

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

Volume 2 () / Issue 4, pp. 557-576 (20)

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le 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.
Authors/Editors

Jürgen K. Zangenberg Studium der evangelischen Theologie in Erlangen, Heidelberg und Edinburgh; Promotion zum Dr. theol. 1996 an der Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg; 2003 Habilitation an der Kirchlichen Hochschule und der Bergischen Universität Wuppertal; seit 2006 Professor für Neues Testament und Frühchristliche Literatur sowie seit 2008 auch an der Fakultät für Archäologie der Universität Leiden/Niederlande.
https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7894-3605

Stefan Münger No current data available.

Raimo Hakola is Senior Lecturer at the University of Helsinki and co-director of the archaeological excavations conducted by the Kinneret Regional Project at Horvat Kur, Galilee.
https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6724-5959

Byron R. McCane No current data available.