First Century Synagogues 

by Chad Spigel According to the New Testament Gospels, Jesus often taught in synagogues, one of which was in Capernaum (Mark 1:21-28), in northern Israel. The book of Acts suggests that the apostle Paul also taught in synagogues (Acts 17:1-2). But what exactly were synagogues in the first century C.E.? Were they different from modern synagogues? The answers…

Emergence of the Synagogue

Sacred Realm: The Emergence of the Synagogue in the Ancient World, 1996, Entire manuscript! by Steven Fine | Bookmarked by Albert Baumgarten The rich tradition and profound spirituality of Judaism has touched people the world over for thousands of years. With the arrival in the Near East of Alexander the Great and the destruction of…