Tag Archives: Galilee

Ancient Jewish Village Found in the Galilee

By the Samford University team: An archaeological expedition directed by Samford University religion professor James Riley Strange has uncovered the remains of a Jewish village in the Galilee sector of Israel. Strange announced the discovery along with fellow directors Mordechai … Continue reading

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Roman Base Uncovered in Galilee

Israeli archaeologists uncover base of 6th Roman Legion in Galilee Some more exciting archaeological news out of the Holy Land: Israeli archaeologists have found ruins they believe are the site of one of the two Roman legions based in the … Continue reading

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Galilee’s Magdala Center

Uncovers well preserved Synagogue from the time of Jesus:  

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Samson Mosaic Excavated in Galilee Synagogue

Monumental synagogue building discovered in excavations in Galilee: A monumental synagogue building dating to the Late Roman period (ca. 4th-5th centuries C.E.) has been discovered in archaeological excavations at Huqoq in Israel’s Galilee. The excavations are being conducted by Jodi … Continue reading

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Leeches Invade Sea of Galilee

Sad news this. From Haaretz: Leeches have invaded Lake Kinneret’s [the Sea of Galilee’s] shores – for the second time in seven years. Standing in the water for as little as two minutes will cause your legs to be covered … Continue reading

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The Jesus Trail in Galilee Inaugurated

As Bible Places reports: Several years ago some private individuals developed the “Jesus Trail” for travelers who wished to walk from Nazareth to Capernaum. We described this effort at some length last year. Yesterday the government Israel dedicated the “Gospel Trail,” a … Continue reading

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The Primacy of St Peter, Galilee

Given today’s Gospel, I was thinking of this place a lot today (I took these photos there last year).

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Ancient Shabbat Boundary Rock Discovered

In Lower Galilee: Inscription, discovered by chance by visitor in Lower Galilee, appears to date from the Roman or Byzantine period. An ancient rock inscription of the word “Shabbat” was uncovered near Lake Kinneret this week – the first and … Continue reading

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New Synagogue Excavations In Israel and Beyond

The article is in the latest edition of Biblical Archaeology Review: It seems like almost everywhere archaeologists dig in the eastern Galilee these days, they are coming up with ancient synagogues. In 2007, a third–fourth-century C.E. synagogue with beautifully decorated mosaic … Continue reading

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A Hellenistic Tomb Discovered in the Galilee?

A different tomb has been discovered in Lower Galilee and the Bible and Interpretation has the account. You can download and read it in its entirety in pdf. here. Interesting.

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