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Tiberias, Northern District, Israel
 

The Synagogue

 
 
The Synagogue Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, March 7, 2013
1. The Synagogue Marker
Inscription. This is one of the thirteen synagogues existed in Tiberias according to the Talmud. It was a square building divided by two rows of columns. One of the mosaics bears a dedication inscription decorated with Jewish symbols: Lulav and Etrog. The dedication mentions "Prokolos son of Crispos" who either made the mosaic or donated it. The synagogue was built in the 6th century CE and lasted until the 11th century CE.
 
Erected by The municipality of Tiberias, Tourism Department.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the The Tiberias Archeological Park marker series.
 
Location. 32° 47.146′ N, 35° 32.517′ E. Marker is in Tiberias, Northern District. Marker can be reached from HaBanim (National Route 90) just north of HaGalil, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. This historical marker is located on the south side of the downtown Tiberias business district, affixed to an ornate pole, that is inside a small archaeological park situated directly in front (to the west) of the Leonardo Plaza Hotel.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Architecture of Tiberias (a few steps from this marker); Doors of Burial Caves / Burial Customs - Sarcophagi
The Synagogue Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, March 7, 2013
2. The Synagogue Marker
View of the historical marker, affixed to an ornate pole, in the middle of an archaeological park, with the Leonardo Plaza Hotel in the background.
(a few steps from this marker); Domestic Building (within shouting distance of this marker); "Magic on the sea of galilee..." (within shouting distance of this marker); The Crusader-Ottoman Building / Millstones (within shouting distance of this marker); The Southern Wall (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); Yardenit (approx. 8.7 kilometers away in Galilee); Church of Heptapegon (approx. 9.8 kilometers away in Galilee). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tiberias.
 
Also see . . .  Tiberias. This is a link to information provided by Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. (Submitted on May 16, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
Categories. AnthropologyChurches, Etc.Settlements & Settlers
 
The Synagogue Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, March 7, 2013
3. The Synagogue Marker
Close-up view of the illustration of the synagogue's floor plan, that was displayed on the historical marker.
The Synagogue image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, March 7, 2013
4. The Synagogue
View, looking south, of the ruins of the synagogue.
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By Dale K. Benington, March 7, 2013
5. The Synagogue
View, looking north, of the ruins of the synagogue. Note mosaic floor tiles in lower left corner of picture.
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By Dale K. Benington, March 7, 2013
6. The Synagogue
View of the northern end of the mosaic floor tiles.
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By Dale K. Benington, March 7, 2013
7. The Synagogue
View of the middle section of the mosaic floor tiles.
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By Dale K. Benington, March 7, 2013
8. The Synagogue
View of the southern end of the mosaic floor tiles.
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By Dale K. Benington, March 7, 2013
9. The Synagogue
View, looking southwest, of the ruins of the synagogue.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 15, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 389 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. submitted on May 15, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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