Near Chorazim in Mevo'ot HaHermon Regional Council, Northern District, Israel
Seat of Moses
"Seat (Cathedra) of Moses"
One of the important finds in the Chorazin synagogue is a decorated basalt chair with an Aramaic inscription which mentions Yudan, son of Yishmael, who donated of his wealth to the building of the synagogue. The seat was probably intended for dignitaries.
Location. 32° 54.673′ N, 35° 33.848′ E. Marker is near Chorazim, Northern District, in Mevo'ot HaHermon Regional Council. Marker can be reached from Northern District Route 8277 2.5 kilometers east of Northern District Route 90, on the right when traveling east. This marker is located in the midst of the archaeological ruins at the Korazim National Park. Touch for map. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Chorazin's Synagogue (here, next to this marker); Medusa (here, next to this marker); Decorated Column (here, next to this marker); Conch (a few steps from this marker); The Synagogue (a few steps from this marker); Chorazin in Christian Sources (within shouting distance of this The Synagogue of Jesus (approx. 3.5 kilometers away); The Synagogue of Capharnaum (approx. 3.6 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chorazim.
More about this marker. This marker is located in the Korazim National Park, in the ruins of the ancient Jewish synagogue. It is my impression that this particular ancient Jewish synagogue is very significant in both the historical and archaeological record of ancient Judaism, because several of the artifacts and structural elements that were found in the ruins of this synagogue are now on display in the Israel Museum in Jerusalem. Korazim (also known as Chorazin) is also part of the Biblical record, being a site that was visited by Jesus, as mentioned in Matthew 11:21 and Luke 10:13. It would be my guess that during His visit to Korazim, that Jesus would have been to an earlier version of this synagogue, that was most probably located on the site of this particular synagogue.
Regarding Seat of Moses. Note, the "Seat of Moses" that is seen at the site of the ruins of the Chorazin synagogue, is actually a replica. The original "Seat of Moses" is currently on display at the Israel Museum, in Jerusalem. I have included several pictures of the original and the display that it is a part of.
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Credits. This page was last revised on October 3, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 3, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 45 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. submitted on October 3, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.