Archaeologists are reveling in the discovery of an ancient synagogue in northern Israel, a "monumental" structure with a mosaic floor depicting the biblical figure of Samson and a Hebrew inscription.
The synagogue - dating to the fourth and fifth centuries in both the Talmudic and late Roman periods - is in Huqoq, an ancient Jewish village in the country's Galilee region, the Israeli Antiquities Authority said.
Jodi Magness, a professor of early Judaism in the Department of Religious Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, said the building was found in a recent excavation.
She called the find "exciting" and described the "very high quality of the artwork" in the mosaic, crafted with "tiny colored stone cubes." Only a few late Roman period synagogues contained mosaics with biblical scenes, she said.
If this synagogue was found in Palestinian territory, the Jews would be out of luck. Sort of like the Wailing Wall, right?
Is that a white collar. Samson is wearing?
I thought he was a Hebrew Judge, not a Catholic..
Hi, sorry I was gone banasy. Hope your all having a good independence day. I'll cram some cake into the USB port and hopefully it gets through. In case you are wondering, this is the Philippine version of adobo, not the Spanish. As a general rule, I like my meat cooked. I don't care how much vinegar you add, raw is raw.
I had an amazing day!
I agree with you that vinegar marination isn't the same as cooking; I also want to say I got your cake, and my USB port says thank you!
We have both been changed by the experience.
Cheers, my friend!
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