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Title / Description: Floorplan of synagogue at CapernaumCommentary: The synagogue was constructed according to a basillical plan and is made out of limestone. The horizontal room in the front of the complex is a short porch. The largest room, in the upper left part of the plan, is the main hall used for worship. The small room in its upper left corner was connected to the main hall and is flanked by two flights of stairs. Finally, the room in the upper right hand portion of the plan is a court area. Benches circled the edge of the main hall.
Provenance: Capernaum, Israel
Object Type: image - floorplan
Date: 1st c. CE, 4-5 c. CE
The New Encyclopedia of Archaeological Excavations in the Holy Land, vol. 1 (New York : Simon & Schuster, c1993)
Author of Commentary: Adam Mendelson
Source: McRay, John Archaeology and the New Testament
(Grand Rapids, MI:Baker Book House, 1991)
Reference: page 69