During the restoration of the synagogue was found the 1,800-year-old stone with inscriptions in Hebrew.
During the restoration of the synagogue in the Galilee village of Peki’in, the archaeologists found a stone, similar to the base of the statue, with the ancient Hebrew inscriptions.
According to experts, the age of this artifact is about 1,800 years old.
Peki’in is considered a very important place in ancient Israel’s history. According to legend, it was here that Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai found refuge at rescue from the Romans after the Bar Kochba revolt. In the same village he together with his son Elazar wrote the main book of the Kabbalah, the Zohar. Until recently, the documentary confirmation of this information was not. But after the findings of archaeologists can say with certainty that 18 centuries ago, this village was inhabited by Jews and were functioning synagogue. Stone pedestal with two quotations from the Torah found in the adjacent courtyard between the house of the family Zinati and old pchinski synagogue, where, according to legend laid two stones from the walls of the temple of Jerusalem. Scientists suggest that the erection of the building, Dating from 1873, the builders partially used the stones remaining from the ancient house of worship.
Jewish family Senate for several generations lived in Peki’in, despite the fact that today the village is mainly inhabited by Druze and Arabs. The last representative of this genus, Margalit Zinati, caring for pchinski building of the old synagogue, which now functions as a Museum.
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