The city of Korazim was first mentioned during the Second Temple period, when it was famous for the high-quality wheat grown by its residents. Korazim flourished during the mishnaic and talmudic periods. The names of Korazim, Beit Zaida, and Kfar Nahum are introduced together in the New Testament: Jesus cursed the three cities because they refused to accept him (Matthew 11:20).
Built in the late fourth century or early fifth century C.E., the synagogue at Korazim is one of the most beautiful in Israel. Constructed from basalt, the most commonly found stone in the area, the synagogue is adorned with ornate carvings of plants, people crushing grapes with their feet, and animals: lions, an eagle, and a bird pecking at a bunch of grapes.
One of the most unusual artifacts is the so-called cathedral of Moses, a basalt armchair which likely was a seat for the important members of the community. A dedication in Aramaic can be seen on its back.
A ritual bath (near the synagogue), two homes, and an oil press have been reconstructed. Visitors can also visit the grave of a Beduin sheik.
Often one can spot Syrian hyrax sunbathing on the basalt rocks and among the luxuriant jujube trees.
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