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"The Synagogue" Top 5 Page for this destination Masada Things to Do Tip by Paul2001

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  The Synagogue
by Paul2001

The synagogue was built by Herod. It is a hall 12.5m by 10.5m in size that was incorporated into the walls of the fortress. The synagogue had four tiers of benches that surrounded the perimeter walls and were built of plaster. The ceiling was held up by columns. The synagogue is considered to be an excellent example of the synagogues common during the time of Jesus.

Directions: The synagogue is located on the northwest wall of Masada.

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  • Written Nov 9, 2004
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