Biblical Archaeology Review 43:6, November/December 2017

Roman Cult, Jewish Rebels Share Jerusalem Cave Site

By Boaz ZissuEitan KleinRoi PoratBoaz LangfordAmos Frumkin

The Te’omim Cave—on the outskirts of Jerusalem—served as a refuge for Jewish rebels during the Bar-Kokhba Revolt (132–136 C.E.) and later as a pagan cultic site in the second–fourth centuries C.E. See why this extraordinary cave was chosen for both of these purposes—and much more.

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