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

Conch

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

A decorated conch which flanked the Ark of the law.
 
Location. 32° 54.676′ N, 35° 33.843′ 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); Decorated Column (here, next to this marker); Seat of Moses (a few steps from this marker); Medusa (a few steps from this marker); The Synagogue (a few steps from this marker); Chorazin in Christian Sources (within shouting distance of this 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.

This marker is deemed eligible for inclusion in the Historical Marker Database under the clause for allowable exceptions to the Editorial Guidelines when the marker's inclusion is "adding to a series of bona fide historical markers with one that would otherwise not qualify." This marker is part of the series of markers that has been erected in the archaeological ruins of Chorazin, which is currently the site of the Korazim National Park. This marker was added to complete the list of this series of markers, rendering this marker in compliance with stated Historical Marker Database editorial guidelines.
 
Regarding Conch. Note, the "Conch" that is seen at the site of the ruins of the Chorazin synagogue, has a duplicate "Conch" that
Conch Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, April 5, 2019
2. Conch Marker
View of the marker, seen on the left, and of the subject of the marker (Conch), seen in the right of the picture, with the ruins of the interior wall of the synagogue seen in the background.
is currently on display at the Israel Museum, in Jerusalem, as part of a display on the synagogue at Chorazin. I have included two pictures of the duplicate and the display that it is a part of.
 
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Conch Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, April 8, 2019
3. Conch Marker
View of the "Conch," that came from the Chorazin synagogue, that is currently part of a display, at the Israel Museum.
Conch Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, April 8, 2019
4. Conch Marker
Another view of the "Conch," that came from the Chorazin synagogue, that is currently part of a display, at the Israel Museum.
 

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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 41 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 3, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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