Thursday, October 25, 2007

Images of the Synagogue of Capernaum

The Synagogue of Capernaum, the hometown of Jesus, dates from the fourth or Fifth Centuries CE. However, their are remains underneath that are thought to be that of a first Certury Synagogue. If this is the case Jesus of Nazareth would have been frequently teaching here.

A view of the outside of the famous Capernaum Synagogue
Credit: asr-cascadian

Credit: Prora

A look inside the famous synagogue of Capernaum
Credit: dc chen

Credit: Two Wubbelses

Below: The remains of what was likely the original first century synagogue.

Credit: Prora

An early use of the star of David symbol. The star of David is not actually a biblical symbol
Credit: Prora

The Mosaic floor of the 4th century synagogue:

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Greek writing on some of the columns of the synagogue

Credit for the column inscriptions: eweb93

Credit: jcwrenn

Credit: ladyhawke

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