The Scenes of Martyrdom and Salvation in Late Antique Synagogue Art


Abstract

The aim the article „The Scenes of Martyrdom and Salvation in Late Antique Synagogue Art" is presentation of all iconographical examples of these scenes appearing in Jewish art of late Antiquity. There are two types of them: one is showing the sacrifice of Abraham and another the prophet Daniel in lions' den. These imaginations belong to a broader range of so called „salvations scenes", which decorated mosaics, relieves and paintings of many synagogues, as well as churches and Christian catacombs.


Keywords

martyrdom; synagogue; art; salvation; Isaac; Dura Europos; Beth Alfa; Daniel

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Published : 2003-03-30


Szkołut, P. (2003). The Scenes of Martyrdom and Salvation in Late Antique Synagogue Art. Vox Patrum, 44, 381-396. https://doi.org/10.31743/vp.8093

Paweł Szkołut 
Uniwersytet Łódzki  Poland