SYNAGOGUE ARCHITECTURE, DECORATION, AND FURNISHINGS

Zeev Weiss*

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Abstract

The synagogue – the communal building that operated in the late Second Temple period – developed after the destruction of Jerusalem in 70 c.e. into an autonomous central religious and communal center for the Jews in Roman-Byzantine Palestine and the Diaspora. Several basic principles guiding the plan of the synagogue as a place of ritual and prayer were applied independently at each locale, as were the subject matters and qualities of the respective artistic and architectural decorations.

Original languageAmerican English
Title of host publicationThe Routledge Handbook of Jews and Judaism in Late Antiquity
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Pages351-370
Number of pages20
ISBN (Electronic)9781315280967
ISBN (Print)9781138241220
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2024

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