Archaeologists find new Galilean synagogue from first century CE

Archaeologists found a previously undiscovered ancient synagogue from the first century CE in the Galilee last week.

The Tel Rechesh synagogue, located around five miles east of Mount Tabor, was uncovered by Dr. Motti Aviam of the Kinneret Institute for Galilean Archaeology, Ynet reports. He says that it’s the first synagogue from the early Roman period found in a Galilean village.

Other synagogues in the region from that period — the final years of the Second Temple and the time of Jesus — are from larger towns.

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