Mosque Name: As-Samu Mosque

Country: Negev

City: Eshtemoa

Year of construction (AD): 800-899

GPS: 31.401072 35.067306

Gibson Classification: Unknown


Description:

A semicircular mihrab was found in the old synagogue of Esthemoa.


References:

Yeivin, Ze’ev, 1981. “The Synagogue Eshtemoa”, in: Lee I. Levine (ed.), Ancient Synagogues Revealed, Jerusalem: Israel Exploration Society, 120-122.

Yeivin, Ze’ev, 2004. “The Synagogue at Eshtemoa in Light of the 1969 Excavations”, ʿAtiqot 48: 59*-98* (in Hebrew).

Werlin, Steven H., 2015. Ancient Synagogues of Southern Palestine, 300-800 CE: Living on the Edge, Leiden: Brill, 182-200. https://brill.com/view/title/24078

Hachlili, Rachel, 2013. Ancient Synagogues – Archaeology and Art: New Discoveries and Current Research, Leiden and Boston: Brill, 58, 118.


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