Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Bachelor of Divinity (B.Div)


Historical Theology

First Advisor

Arthur Klinck

Scripture References in this Resource (separated by semi-colons)

Genesis 25:7; Genesis 33:17; Psalm 74:8; 2 Kings 4:23; Jeremiah 29:1; Ezekiel 8:14, 20; Daniel 10:4; Ezekiel 11:16; Daniel 8:16; Jeremiah 39:8; Isaiah 56:7; Psalm 137:1;


The question which the writer has posed and has endeavored in some degree to answer in this study is: What was the synagogue like as a house of worship at the time of Christ? By way of shedding light on this question the study includes a brief survey of the origin and historica1 development of the synagogue, an examination of synagogue architecture in the early centuries of the common era, and a study of the Sabbath worship service as it probably took place at the time of Christ. The writer is fully aware that for want of exact historical and archaeological evidence much of the material presented herein is in the area of theory or conjecture. As much as possible the writer has endeavored in such instances to give all or at least most of the more acceptable opinions involved.

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