#1537

2016-08-02

Huqoq Synagogue Mosaics 2016, part 2

With Jodi Magness

More from archaeologist Jodi Magness of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on the beautiful mosaics excavated in the Huqoq synagogue, near the NW shore of the Sea of Galilee.

tags: Mosaics Jodi Magness Galilee Byzantine Synagogue

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#1536

2016-07-27

Huqoq Synagogue Mosaics 2016

With Jodi Magness

Jodi Magness has turned up some of the most beautiful mosaics ever found in Israel. Every summer for the past four years there have been stories about the mosaics, and so we figured it was time to talk with her and get an updat

tags: Mosaics Synagogues Galilee

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#1493

2015-08-27

Galilee Mosaics 2015

With Clyde Billington

015 appears to have been a fairly productive excavation year in Israel, particularly in the Galilee, where two different excavations reported major mosaic developments. In the excavations at Huqoq, overlooking the northwestern shore of the Sea of Galilee, archaeologist Jodi Magness (University of North Carolina Chapel Hill) continues to excavate a fifth century synagogue with stunning beautiful mosaics. Additional work was done this summer on a mosaic which appears to illustrate the tradition that describes a meeting between Alexander the Great and the Jewish high priest in Jerusalem. At the same we report on the University of Hartford excavation of the Orthodox Church of the Annunciation in Nazareth, which uncovered a more plain (crosses, for instance) mosaic dating about a century earlier. The mosaics are about six feet below the current floor level, and plans call for a glass window installation so visitors can see the mosaics. Additional news reported in this program, with my ARTIFAX co-editor Clyde Billington, a first century miqva discovery in the Ein Kerem area of Jerusalem (traditional home of the parents of John the Baptist) and tensions over the new carpet installation at the Dome of the Rock.

tags: Church of the Annunciation Nazareth Mosaics Huqoq Synagogue Dome of the Rock Ein Kerem miqva

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#1316

2012-02-08

The Synagogue at Huqoq

With Prof. Jodi Magness

The northwestern shore of the Sea of Galilee is an area where four early Jewish synagogues are currently in the process of excavation, and two more famous synagogues are located nearby. The newest excavation began last summer at Huqoq, directed by Jodi Magness, of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. What’s behind all of this attention to Galilee synagogues. Well, Jodi Magness explains the attraction for her. Tune in for a listen, and if you’re interested in volunteering for the excavation, Jodi would be glad to hear from you.

tags: Jodi Magness Synagogues Galilee Ginosar Huqoq

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#1315

2012-02-05

Stones and Dung, Oil and Spit

With Prof. Jodi Magness

Jodi Magness, of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, talks about her new book, Stones and Dung, Oil and Spit, published by Eerdmans. The book is subtitled Jewish Daily Life in the Time of Jesus and is an outgrowth of her studies of the Qumran community, among other things.

tags: Qumran Jodi Magness The Time of Jesus

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