Bible Scenes Uncovered in Ruins of Ancient Israeli Synagogue

Mosaic-compressed(National Geographic) Archaeologists excavating a Roman-era synagogue at the site of Huqoq, Israel, have uncovered two new panels of a mosaic floor with instantly identifiable subjects—Noah’s ark, and the parting of the Red Sea during the Israelite exodus from Egypt.

“You can see the pharaoh’s soldiers with their chariots and horses drowning, and even being eaten by large fish,” says excavation director Jodi Magness, from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

Such images are extremely rare in this period. “I know of only two other scenes of the parting of the Red Sea in ancient synagogues,” Magness explains. “One is in the wall paintings at Dura Europos [in Syria], which is a complete scene but different from ours—no fish devouring the Egyptian soldiers. The other is at Wadi Hamam [in Israel], but that’s very fragmentary and poorly preserved.”

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  • Faithwalker

    God is real!

    • Josey

      amen…God is real, He’s the Ancient of Days, He is the beginning and the end, from everlasting to everlasting…Glory, honor and praise to Him forever!

  • bowie1

    More and more being uncovered.

  • Gena B

    I love it when God keeps throwing us little crumbs, thank you Father.

  • Mellow Fellow

    Nice, this really confirms the truth of the Torah and Koran.

    • OldBut YoungMoney

      Torah yes, Qur’an/Koran no.

      • Mellow Fellow

        The stories are in all three books, correct?

        • OldBut YoungMoney

          In Qur’an/Koran, idk. But just because the Qur’an/Koran can plagiarize doesn’t mean it’s scripture.

          • Mellow Fellow

            I’m not following you, as scripture is any writing or book of a sacred or religious nature.

          • OldBut YoungMoney