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Near Chorazim in Mevo'ot HaHermon Regional Council, Northern District, Israel
 

Seat of Moses

 
 
Seat of Moses Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, April 5, 2019
1. Seat of Moses Marker
Inscription.   English Text:

"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
Seat of Moses Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, April 5, 2019
2. Seat of Moses Marker
A close-up view of the English Text portion of the marker.
marker); 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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Seat of Moses Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, April 5, 2019
3. Seat of Moses Marker
View of the marker with a portion of the synagogue wall in the background.
Seat of Moses Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, April 5, 2019
4. Seat of Moses Marker
View of the marker, seen on the left, and of the subject of the marker (the Seat of Moses), seen in the center of the picture, with the ruins of the interior front wall of the synagogue seen in the background.
Seat of Moses Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, April 5, 2019
5. Seat of Moses Marker
View of the subject of the marker (the Seat of Moses), with the ruins of the interior front wall of the synagogue seen in the background.
Seat of Moses Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, April 5, 2019
6. Seat of Moses Marker
The sign posted on the Seat of Moses reads, "Replica - The Original is in the Israel Museum."
Seat of Moses Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, April 8, 2019
7. Seat of Moses Marker
View of the original Chorazin synagogue, "Seat of Moses," that is on display at the Israel Museum.
Seat of Moses Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, April 8, 2019
8. Seat of Moses Marker
A distant view of the actual "Seat of Moses," that came from the Chorazin synagogue, that is currently part of a display, at the Israel Museum.
Seat of Moses Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, April 8, 2019
9. Seat of Moses Marker
Another view, from a different perspective, of the actual "Seat of Moses," that came from the Chorazin synagogue, that is currently part of a display, at the Israel Museum.
Seat of Moses Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, April 5, 2019
10. Seat of Moses Marker
Distant view of the marker, seen on the left, and of the subject of the marker (the Seat of Moses), seen in the center of the picture, with the ruins of the interior front wall of the synagogue seen in the background.
 

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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.
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