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The Synagogue in the Byzantine Era

Jim Davila points us to an interesting series on the history of the synagogue. There are problems with his links, and I can find only part III, which covers the heart of the patristic era, the fourth through seventh centuries. Especially interesting is the discussion of the rich Jewish iconography of that period — a subject well treated in this wonderful book.

Jim also leads us to a photo gallery of Derulzafaran Monastery, the Syriac “Saffron Monastery,” including shots of several inscriptions.