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Khirbet Shema
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Khirbet Shema
Shema, Khirbet A ruin situated in Upper Galilee, just south of ancient Meiron on the northwest side of the Sea of Galilee.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Shema, Khirbet
SHEMAʿ, KHIRBET (M.R. 191264). Literally “the ruin of Shammai,” possibly to be identified with Galilean Tekoa, is situated just S of ancient Meiron on one of the foothills of Mt. Meiron at a level of 760 m above sea level. Venerated since medieval times by Jewish pilgrims as the holy burial site of Shammai
The Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land
Shema (Khirbet)
SHEMA (KHIRBET) A ruin situated in the close vicinity of Meiron in Upper Galilee. Scholars identify it with Tekoa of Galilee, mentioned in Jewish sources in conjunction with its good quality olive oil. The site was excavated in the years 1970–2 under the auspices of the American School of Oriental Research,
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
SHEMA, KHIRBET
SHEMA, KHIRBET. An ancient village located south of Meiron and west of Safed in the Upper Galilee, northwest of the Sea of Galilee. Excavations in 1970–72 directed by E. M. Meyers produced two important discoveries: 1) Middle/Late Roman family tombs (180–306 ce); and 2) a Late Roman/Early Byzantine synagogue