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Bibil Identifier bibil:238129
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Was It a Synagogue? Preliminary Thoughts on the New Finds from Limyra
Author Weiss, Zeev
Journal Journal of Ancient Judaism (Volume: 5, Issue: 2)
Year (Publication) 2014
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2014
Year (Copyright) 2014
Year (Reference) 2014
Language English
Pages 153-161 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract This article represents a response to the excavation report by Seyer and Lotz. Weiss discusses the location of the Limyra building within the city as well as its building constructions and its raw materials. Weiss compares the Limyra building with diaspora synagogues with regard to its architectural layout and orientation as well as with regard to the functionality of its excavated rooms and its water basin. Weiss discusses also the chancel screens with the menorah depictions and the date of structure in Limyra. As in other Diaspora synagogues, the location of the building, its construction on an earlier structure, the use of spolia, a water installation, and an ornate bima with a decorated chancel screen are the major elements supporting an argument for an identification of the Limyra building as a synagogue but only further excavations could warrant a clear identification.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Ancient Judaism : Themes : Synagogue
Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Near East : Asia Minor (Hittites, Hurrians) : Asia Minor (in general) : History and Civilization : 1st millennium
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