A Byzantine Tombstone from Tel Bet Yeraḥ/Khirbat al-Karak (Israel)

Jacob Ashkenazi, Mordechai Aviam, Raphael Greenberg, Oren Tal

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A tombstone of the Byzantine period (fifth-sixth centuries CE) was discovered during recent conservation work in the bathhouse of the Early Islamic palace of al-Sinnabra at Tel Bet Yerah/Khirbat al-Karak in the Jordan Valley. The stone appears to identify a functionary, possibly of the adjacent church excavated by Delougaz and Haines in 1952-53. We discuss the status of the church and possible significance of the reuse of the stone in the bathhouse floor.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)129-137
Number of pages9
JournalScripta Classica Israelica
StatePublished - 2019


  • Byzantine period
  • Church
  • Greek inscription
  • Israel
  • Khirbat al-karak
  • Sea of galilee
  • Tel bet yerah


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