ISRAEL PHOTOS III  -- A COLLECTION OF PHOTOS FROM ISRAEL 

WITH DESCRIPTIONS OF SCENES AND SITES PERTINENT TO THE STUDY OF CHRISTIANITY

A ROMAN - BYZANTINE WINEPRESS NEAR MERON, ISRAEL


July 12, 2006

The winepress was carved into stone.  The area for treading grapes to the right and two tanks for juice to the left.  When the first tank filled up, the wine flowed to the second tank.  The lower pit at photo bottom is not well defined.  I guessed it might have been for holding amphora before transport if it was not another juice tank. 

This winepress was in a ruined Jewish village called Khirbet Shema thought to have been occupied from the 2nd - 6th centuries.  There were remains of a synagogue and the location of the tomb of Rabbi Shammai who was a president of the Sanhedrin in the first century AD and died about 30 AD.  Some of his arguments are recorded in the Talmud to this day.  It was thought this village began as an extension of Meron on the other side of Nahal Meron.  It may have been an agricultural area before it became a village. 


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