ARH 3-28 - o Oldest preserved Jewish synagogue o Extensive...

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ARH 3-28 Chapter 8 - Art between 3 rd and 6 th century - Art still mainly created under Roman control - No publicized Christian art until around the 300’s AD. Would have been prosecuted - Accepted pretty much anyone - Correct and moral behavior - No sculptures at first, thought “Pagan, can be inhabited by pagan gods.” - Interior of the synagogue at Dura-Europos -p. 223 (8-1) Syria, c. 245-256. o There are images, Jewish didn’t believe in creating images of Christ, it was against their religion o Called Europos by the Greeks, Dura by the Romans. Tiny Roman outpost in Syria o Tempra on plaster
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Unformatted text preview: o Oldest preserved Jewish synagogue o Extensive cycle of portraits of biblical beings o No where does the image of God appear o Depicts the old testament o 28 panels that depict 50 different biblical scenes o Center was a neache where the torah was kept, also called the pentatuch- first 5 books of the Hebrew scriptures o Used for teaching -Reconstruct of Christian Community House - p. 223 (8-2) Dura Europos, Syria, 240-256. o Meeting place for Christians that was a private home that was renovated to serve as a public place. o Held about 70 worshipers o...
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