This Week in the Ancient Near East

Two Synagogues at Magdala, or, was Mary in the Multipurpose Room?

February 3, 2022

Magdala had two synagogues, or did it? How many did they need and how often did they go to synagogue anyway? Is this just a post-Enlightenment conceit about pre-Enlightenment religiosity? But which is more important, the room with the services or the one with the bingo?