Invention of the first-century synagogue
- Invention of the first-century synagogue / by Lidia D. Matassa ; edited by Jason M. Silverman and J. Murray Watson.
- Matassa, Lidia
- Atlanta : SBL Press, 
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- xxi, 264 pages : illustrations, maps, plans; 24 cm.
- In Invention of the first-century synagogue, Lidia D. Matassa critically reevaluates the scholarship surrounding the identification of first-century synagogues at five key sites: Delos, Jericho, Herodium, Masada, and Gamla. These sites are consistently used in modern scholarship as comparators for all other early synagogues. Matassa reviews the scholarly discourse concerning each site, inspects each site, and examines the excavation reports in conjunction with a thorough analysis of the literary and epigraphic evidence. She uncovers misunderstandings of the site remains by previous scholars and concludes that excavators incorrectly identified synagogues at Delos, Jericho, Masada, and Herodium. After a clear review of the material evidence, Matassa concludes that the identification of a synagogue at Gamla may be correct.--Back cover.
- Series Statement
- Ancient Near East monographs ; number 22
- Uniform Title
- Ancient Near East monographs ; v. 22.
- Synagogue architecture
- Jericho > History
- Excavations (Archaeology)
- Syria > Gamla (Extinct city)
- Delos Island (Greece) > History
- West Bank > Jericho
- Synagogue architecture > History
- Israel > Masada Site
- Masada Site (Israel) > History
- Synagogues > History > To 1500
- Greece > Delos Island
- Herodium (West Bank) History
- Herodium (West Bank)
- Gamla (Extinct city) > History
- "This monograph is published posthumously. The author Lidia D.(Dominica) Matassa, passed away suddenly in January of 2016."--Editor's foreword page ix.
- Bibliography (note)
- Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
- 1. Introduction -- 2. Delos -- 3. Jericho -- 4. Masada -- 5. Herodium -- 6. Gamla.
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