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In the Galilean city of Hukok, the earliest known images of the biblical heroines Dvora and Yaeli were found on mosaics believed to be around 1600 years old.
Archaeologists have reported the discovery by Professor Jody Magness of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
It is noted that excavations in the area were carried out for more than 10 years and were suspended due to the onset of the coronavirus pandemic.
The discovered mosaic depicts a biblical story from the Book of Judges, when the prophetess of the Court ordered the Israelite commander Barak to mobilize the troops of the tribes of Naphtali and Zebulun to fight Canaan, the forces of which were led by Sisra
“This is the first image of this episode, and for the first time we see the image of the biblical heroines Dvora and Yael in Hebrew m art. We can see that this story may have had a special resonance for the Jewish community in Hukok, as it is described as taking place in the same geographic region — on the territory of the tribes of Naftali and Zevulun,” Magness said.
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