New pieces of information were discovered about the life of Jesus at a site in close vicinity to Tel Rechesh, near to Mount Tabor in the Nahal Tavor Nature Reserve in lower Galilee. It is believed that the ruins of a first-century synagogue in Israel could tell us more about Jesus Christ and his sermons.
The synagogue dates back to the times when Jesus spoke his sermons to his followers. Motti Aviam believes that Jesus used to preach his sermons from this very synagogue.
The senior researcher at the Kinneret Institute for Galilean Archaeology at the Kinneret College on the Sea of Galilee further explains:
“This is the first synagogue discovered in the rural part of the Galilee and it confirms historical information we have about the New Testament, which says that Jesus preached at synagogues in Galilean villages.”
According to inscriptions located at the site, it was revealed that the synagogue was used for study of the Torah and meetings. It appears that Jesus used it to express his views on Judaism and how followers of this religions are advised to act.
Mr Aviam also explained why this discovery is important. According to New Testament, Jesus preached sermons in a synagogue in Capernaum and other synagogues in the Galilee. He performed his duties like any other rabbi who followed Jewish rituals.
This synagogue that dates back to 79 AD could be turned into a tourist attraction which will definitiely gather the interest of both Jews and Christians.