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Re: orion Into the Temple Courts

dwashbur@nyx.net wrote:

> 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?

    Yes. Virgilio Corbo unearthed the first srtatum of the basalt 1st century
syanagogueupon which the 3-4th c. structure is built.  The base of the 1st century
structure is
clearly visible.