BYU Studies Quarterly
The Masada Synagogue and Its Relationship to Jewish Worship during the Second Temple Period
Mormon studies, Masada, synagogue
During the first season of excavations at Masada in 1963, Yigael Yadin and his crew discovered a strange structure adjoining the northwestern wall. The building was not like any other they had thus far excavated in the casemate wall. It contained clay-plastered benches along all the walls and two rows of pillars in the center of the main room. The inside dimensions were twenty-seven by thirty-six Roman feet (one Roman foot equals 0.2957 meters). A second, smaller room was on the western side and immediately adjacent to the casement wall. On the floor were coins of the period of the revolt.
Wilson, E. Jan
"The Masada Synagogue and Its Relationship to Jewish Worship during the Second Temple Period,"
BYU Studies Quarterly: Vol. 36:
3, Article 19.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/byusq/vol36/iss3/19