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Re: orion Into the Temple Courts

> Dear Mark,
> That is a valid hypothesis only if there are synagogues in Palestine prior
> 70 ce.  A point which is undemonstrable at our current state of evidence.
> None of the  pre-70 buildings in Palestine that have been studied by
> archaeologists show any iconography or other indications that they are
> anything more than a place to meet.  I have argued this point in print, and
> while few scholars agree with the observation, none have been able to
> definitively show that Masada, Gamla, Herodian, etc. are synagogues.

What the bib information on your article?  I'd like to see more of your
material.  I'll ask publicly just in case anybody else wants to know...