Archeologists Unearth Site of Ancient Church Outside Tel Aviv
Just outside Tel Aviv a newly uncovered inscription bears the words, “Peace be with you when you come, and peace be with you when you go.” The quote, which was found on one of the colorful pattern of mosaics at the site is attributed to a priest named Theodosius.
The quote, which was found on one of the colorful pattern of mosaics at the site is attributed to a priest named Theodosius. According to JNS news “the impressive 1500-2700-year-old site was home to a Byzantine- era Church, and Farmhouse.” To provide a sense of scale, the Farmhouse itself boasted 24 rooms constructed around the main courtyard.
The Israel Antiquities Authorities noted that a Christian settlement around the 5th century led to a lot of new construction in the area including a host large churches and monasteries. “ One monastery dating to the Byzantine period was exposed on one of the hills in the area and included a church, an oil press, residential quarters and stables equipped with mangers and troughs, etc.,”
A Greek inscription was found in one of the mosaics saying, “This place was built under Theodosius the priest.” Theodosius was a common name of the era in which the settlement was built.
You will be blessed when you come in and blessed when you go out.
Article: JNS News