The Synagogues at Hamat Tiberias

Three synagogues were built successively at this site beginning around 230 CE. Little of this ’destroyed’ synagogue remains but can be see on the southern edge of the 3rd-4th century mosaic. The best preserved synagogue is from the 3rd-4th century and has a fabulous mosaic floor that is divided into three panels. This synagogue was destroyed by an earthquake in the 5th century. A third synagogue was later built on its ruins in the 6th century and continued to operate until the 8th century CE.


The Synagogues at Hamat Tiberias
Image Credit: Samson Tours

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