Archaeologists are reveling in the discovery of an ancient synagogue in northern Israel, a "monumental" structure with a mosaic floor depicting the biblical figure of Samson and a Hebrew inscription.
The synagogue -- dating to the fourth and fifth centuries in both the Talmudic and late Roman periods -- is in Huqoq, an ancient Jewish village in the country's Galilee region, the Israeli Antiquities Authority said.
Jodi Magness, a professor of early Judaism in the Department of Religious Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, said the building was found in a recent excavation....
You sure that's Samson? It looks like someone Puritan England! By the way, some people would argue this isn't even a Jewish synagogue but and a gnostic one, Who Built the Idolatrous Synagogues? This a chapter out of a book, that hmm, might leave something to be desired, but the chapter seems to have some facts to back it up.
Jews didn't believe in having images in their synagogues, so this and the other synagogues mentioned might not properly be Jewish.