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Re: orion Into the Temple Courts

Jim West wrote:
> At 08:36 PM 3/26/98 -0500, you wrote:
> >Paul V. M. Flesher appears to be firm in the opinion that there was no
> >synagogue located at Qumran.  Binder seems to at least allow for
> >interpretation of loc. 4 and loc. 77 as serving the functions of a synagogue.
> >
> >
> >Mark Dunn
> >Dunnlaw@aol.com
> >
> Archaeological evidence seems to be pointing more and more in the following
> direction:  there is nothing in 1st c. C.E. Palestine that we can call a
> synagogue per se. That is, there was no building which served exclusively as
> a synagogue- rather the faithful met in homes (as in the early church, which
> met in houses and not church buildings).
> In fact, there has yet to be discovered one single building from the 1st c.
> which can be positively identified as a synagogue!  Thus, there is no
> evidence of synagogues at Qumran, at Masada, or anywhere else (yet).

What about the one at Capernaum?  I understood that this one had been 
positively identified as a synagogue from that very period?

Dave Washburn
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