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Worship of Pan in Galilee

Worship of Pan in Galilee
This newly uncovered gateway and a mysterious mask may offer clues about the ancient greek god. Researchers at the University of Haifa just uncovered a Roman gateway in Israel’s Sussita National Park near the Sea of Galilee. What’s so special about this discovery? It’s all about location. Last year, archaeologists found a 2,000-year-old bronze mask of Pan, a rustic Greek god, on the same site. “Now that the whole gate has been exposed, we not only have better information for dating the mask, but also a clue to its function,” said Dr. Michael Eisenberg, the head of the expedition. “Are

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Pinchas

I am an educator, researcher, a faculty member and an avid believer in online education. My specialties are Sacred Texts and Cultures (Second Temple period, early Judaism and nascent Christianity). I am passionate about meaning, context, and cultural transmission of ancient texts. My preoccupations with history, ancient languages and contextual interpretation often find expression in my blog posts. Every human has a pretext, every message has a context. Context changes everything! Enjoy reading.