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(VII) Img. ID: 387 Ed-Dikkeh Synagogue, , Unknown, 4th Century CE edit  
Category: Ancient Jewish Art

General Document

2 Name/Title Ed-Dikkeh Synagogue | Unknown
3a Object Architectural fragment
3b Object Detail
4a Artist/ Maker Unknown (Unknown)
5 Date 4th Century CE
5a Activity Dates
5b Reconstruction Dates
6 Period Byzantine
6a Period Detail
7 Origin Unknown |
8 Community Unknown |
9 Collection Unknown | H.Meroth
9a Documentation / Research project Unknown
10 Location Unknown|
11 Site Unknown
12 School/Style Unknown|
13 Iconographical Subject Nike |
14 Category
17 Photographer Unknown
18 Photograph Date
19 Negative/ Photo. No.
19a Scan No. 036059
20 Description The synagogue is oriented east-west and its facade faces west. The facade has three entrances. The cenral one broader and higher than the two flanking it. Above the lintel of the central entrance is a relieving arch. From both corners of the front wall and between the doors project two pilasters topped by diagonal Ionic capitals. Parts of thr window found belong to the facade of the buildings second story. The topped of the building is topped by a syrian gable. The prayer hall is divided into a nave and two aisles by two rows of columns, each consisting of four columns and a double half column projecting from the western wall. The lower order features columns on pedestals with corintian capitals, the upper order have Doric capitals. There probably were galleries above the aisles. In the walls of the upper story the windows were decorated with Corinthian half columns. The floor was paved with basalt slabes and double benches ran along three of the walls.
21 Ornamentation
22 Custom
23 Contents
24 Codicology
24a Scribes
24b Script
24c Number of Lines
24d Ruling
24e Pricking
24f Quires
24g Catchwords
24h Hebrew Numeration
24i Blank Leaves

25 Material/Technique
25a Material Structure
25b Material Decoration
25c Material Bonding
25d Material Inscription
25e Material Additions
25f Material Cloth
25g Material Lining
25h Tesserae Arrangement
25i Density
25j Colors
25k Construction Material

26 Measurements
26a Height
26b Length
26c Width
26d Depth
26e Circumference
26f Thickness
26g Diameter
26h Weight
26i Axis
26j Panel Measurements
27 Direction/Location
27a Façade (main)
27b Entrances
27c Location of Torah Ark
27d Location of Apse
27e Location of Niche
27f Location of Reader's Desk
27g Location of Platform
27h Temp: Architecture Axis
27i< Arrangement of Seats
27j Location of Women's Section
27k Direction Prayer
27l Direction Toward Jerusalem

28 Coin
28a Coin Series
28b Coin Ruler
28c Coin Year
28d Denomination

29 Signature
30 Colophon
31 Scribal Notes
32 Watermark
33 Hallmark
33a Group
33b Subgroup
33c Hallmark Identification
33d Hallmark Group Classification
33e Hallmark Reference
34 Trade Mark
35 Binding
36 Decoration Program
36 Summary and Remarks
38 Suggested Reconstruction
39 History/Provenance
40 Main Surveys & Excavations
41 Condition
42 Biography
43 Bibliography
43a Short Name
43b Full Name
43c Volume
43d Page

44 Type
45 Temp: Batch Number
036 | 059
46 Temp: Aleph Number
47 Temp: Sys. Number / Doc. Name
48 Temp: Addenda
NO : AN.
MED : Basalt stone
M : Synagogue
ML : 10.8
MWI : 13.8
MAT : Basalt## Carved
RG : R.T. 1983 & R.B.A. 1993
HIS : The synagogue is situated on the east bank of the Jordan River. approximately 3km north of the see of Galilee. The remains of the synagogue were discoverd by L.Oliphant (1884). G.Schumacher survayed the site (1889). Remains of the synagogue were partly cleared by H.Kohl and C.Vatzinger (1905). An Expedition from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem led by E.L.Sukenik visited the site (1932). The synagogue survayed by C.Epstain (1967). Some architectural remains were recorded by Z.Maoz (1979) The date of the synagogue is on a debate. G.Foerster dated it to the third century on stylistic considarations. Z.Maoz dated the synagogue to the mid fifth century according the stylistic association with Corazin-En Nashut "school"., and a Corinthian capital with eagles carved on its corners. According the style the synagogue dated to the forth century by R.Ben Arie.
BIB : Z.Maoz.,E.E. 1993:540-541.

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49 Documenter 49a
50 Researcher 50a
51 Architectural Drawings 51a
52 Computer Reconstruction 52a
53 Section Head 53a
54 Editor 54a
55 Donor 55a