Synagogue where Jesus likely preached uncovered in Israel


#1

When his (Father Eamon Kelly’s) Catholic organization, the Legions of Christ, bought a piece of land on the western shore of the Sea of Galilee, little did it know what it would find . . .

When archeologists and volunteers started digging, they were astonished to find a treasure: A 1st-century synagogue, one of only seven in Israel - and in the entire world . . .

Experts say it’s highly likely that Jesus would have preached in the recently uncovered synagogue, believed to have first been built in the year 1 as a simple structure which was then upgraded into a more ornate one in the year 40.

haaretz.com/archaeology/1.633141

This isn’t getting the same or any amount of attention from the Media like the James Ossuary did.


#2

Probably because the Discovery Communications company hasn’t figured out how to attach an alien or Dan Brownisque conspiracy theory to it.


#3

Thank you for sharing the link


#4

i would love to visit it.:smiley:


#5

So cool.


#6

The article does make a good case that for Jesus having taught there.


#7

I don’t see it. They have a lot more dots to connect than simply saying that they found a synagogue from the Second Temple period in a city Jesus was purported to have visited and therefore he was there.


#8

That is what I was thinking too, until I read the article.


#9

Really interesting article. It looks like I will never make it to the Holy Land but if I did, this is one place I would like to visit.


#10

Yes, this is a very interesting article. And it seems like sometimes somehow people forget Jesus was a Jew ;); a nice reminder…


#11

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