Thursday, December 25, 2014

Synagogue Where Jesus Preached Reportedly Discovered in Northern Israel

picture of a synagogue
A synagogue where Jesus likely preached has been uncovered on the western shores of the Sea of Galilee in northern Israel. The 1st century Jewish house of prayer was discovered amidst the ruins of the ancient town of Magdala, home to the most well known female disciple of Jesus, Mary Magdalene.

“This is the first synagogue ever excavated where Jesus walked and preached,” said Father Eamon Kelly of the Catholic organization developing the property. “This is hugely important for both Jews and Christians,” he added. The synagogue is one of only seven dating back to the time of Jesus uncovered anywhere in the world.

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