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(VII) Img. ID: 516 En Gedi Synagogue,Stratum II, Western Aisle, En Gedi (Engaddi), End of 2nd century CE- Beginning of the 6th century CE edit  
Category: Ancient Jewish Art

General Document

2 Name/Title En Gedi Synagogue,Stratum II | Unknown
3a Object Synagogue
Mosaic floor (Decoration)
3b Object Detail Western Aisle
4a Artist/ Maker Unknown (Unknown)
5 Date End of 2nd century CE- Beginning of the 6th century CE
5a Activity Dates
5b Reconstruction Dates
6 Period Late Roman (132-324)
6a Period Detail Byzantine (324-638)
7 Origin Israel/Eretz Israel | Palaestina Prima | En Gedi (Engaddi)
8 Community Unknown |
9 Collection Israel | National Parks Authority
9a Documentation / Research project Unknown
10 Location Israel | En-Gedi
11 Site En-Gedi
12 School/Style Unknown|
13 Iconographical Subject Foliate and floral ornaments |
14 Category
17 Photographer Radovan, Zev
18 Photograph Date
19 Negative/ Photo. No.
19a Scan No.
20 Description 1. דכירין לטב כל בני קרתה דיהב גרמהון 2. ותקין כנישתה דכיר לטב יונתן חזנה 3. דיהב גרמיה בתקונה דכנישתה שלם Five inscriptions were found in the mosaic pavement of the western aisle. The last inscription (from the north) is written in Aramaic script in three lines. It was written carelessly, and the letters' size of the length of the lines are not uniform. According to Naveh the inscription reads as follows: "1. May all the people of the town be remembered for good in giving of themselves 2. and renovating the synagogue, may Yonatan the hazan be remembered for good 3. in giving of himself to renovate the synagogue." The inscription is a blessing for all the people of the town who renovated the synagogue, especially Yonatan the hazan (a synagogue official).
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
030 | 006
46 Temp: Aleph Number
47 Temp: Sys. Number / Doc. Name
48 Temp: Addenda
HS : The original inscription is located in Rockfeller museum.
MAT : Tesserae material: Limestone Tesserae arrangement: Outlines- Tesserae density (10sq. cm): Tesserae colors: Tesserae material: Limestone
SIT : Israel:En Gedi
RG : H.B; L.T
CO : The inscription is well preserved.
CUS : Not relevant
BIB : א. דותן, הרז בכתובת בית הכנסת של עין גדי, לשוננו, ניסן-תמוז תשל"א, עמ' 112-712. י. נוה, על פסיפס ואבן, ספרית מעריב, תשל"ח, עמ' 501-901. א. מירסקי, גדי ודלי בכתובת עין גדי ובפיוטי קדמונים, תרביץ שנה מ' חוברת ג, ניסן, תשל"א, עמ' 673-483ץ א. ש. רוזנטל, צבו, תרביץ, שנה מ' חוברת א, תשרי תשל"א, עמ' 13-23. ד. בר"ג, לעניין 'קרתה' בכתובות מבית הכנסת בעין גדי, תרביץ, שנה מא חוברת ד, תמוז-אלול תל"ב, עמ' 354-454. ב. מזר, כתובת על רצפת בית כנסת בעין גדי, תרביץ, שנה מ' חוברת א, תשרי תשל"א, עמ' 81-03. מ. ויינפלד, הסוד של קהילת עין גדי, תרביץ, שנה נא, תשרי-כסלו תשמ"ב, עמ' י. פליקס, לעניין 'הי גניב צבותיה דחבריה' בפסיפס של עין גדי, תרביץ, שנה מ חוברת ב, טבת תשל"א, עמ' 652-752. מ"ב, לרנר, עוד לענין 'צבו', תרביץ, שנה מ' חוברת ב', טבת תשל"א, עמ' 752. י. קומולוש, הערות לכתובת של רצפת בית כנסת בעין גדי, בית מקרא, עמ' 965-075. B. Mazar, and D. Barag, En Gedi, In: The New Encyclopedia of Archaeological Excavations in the Holy Land, Vol. II, Jerusalem, 1993, pp. 399-409. I.L.Levine, The Inscriptions in the En Gedi Synagogue, In: Ancient Synagogue Reveled (I.L. Levine ed. ), The Israel Exploration Society, Jerusalem, 1981, pp. B. Mazar, and D. Barag, En Gedi, In: The New Encyclopedia of Archaeological Excavations in the Holy Land, Vol. II, Jerusalem, 1993, pp. 399-409.
REM : The inscription has not yet been published.

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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