Remains of Jesus-era synagogue found in Israel

Published on September 11th, 2009 | by Admin

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The remains of 2,000-year-old synagogue has been found on the shores of the Sea of Galilee.

“It is possible that Jesus had preached in this synagogue since Migdal was an important Jewish city at the time,” excavations director Dina Abshalom-Gorni, who led the dig, told AFP.

Jesus did much of his preaching on the shores of the Sea of Galilee, also known as Lake Kinneret, where Christians believe he performed several miracles.

Archaeologists were particularly excited by the discovery of an imprint depicting the menorah — a seven-branched candelabrum — from the Jewish Second Temple destroyed in 70 AD during the Roman siege of Jerusalem.

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