Synagogue Ephesus Turkey

It is well known that there was a substantial Jewish community in ancient Ephesus, but no synagogue has yet been located with any certainty.

A basilica like building north of the Theater Gymnasium is a possible candidate for the synagogue, based on a Jewish lamp found here which is the only lamp found in the building.

Another clue is an inscription in the nearby Church of Mary, which indicates there was a synagogue in Ephesus and may indicate one in the immediate vicinity. A glass bottle with a seven-branched candlestick was discovered in the church.

 

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