Elephants aren’t mentioned in the Bible, but they’re shown in this mosaic from an ancient synagogue in the Jewish village of Huqoq in the Lower Galilee. The synagogue’s nonbiblical themes have perplexed archaeologists.
Elephants aren’t mentioned in the Bible, but they’re shown in this mosaic from an ancient synagogue in the Jewish village of Huqoq in the Lower Galilee. The synagogue’s nonbiblical themes have perplexed archaeologists. Photos by Jim Haberman/Huqoq Excavation Project
Elephants aren’t mentioned in the Bible, but they’re shown in this mosaic from an ancient synagogue in the Jewish village of Huqoq in the Lower Galilee. The synagogue’s nonbiblical themes have perplexed archaeologists. Photos by Jim Haberman/Huqoq Excavation Project

Ancient synagogue mosaic yields nonbiblical images

August 15, 2014 7:00 AM