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Title: Was de synagoge vóór 70 een plaats van eredienst op sabbat?
Subtitle: Was the Synagogue a Place of Sabbath Worship Before 70?
Author(s): VAN DER HORST, Pieter W.
Journal: Bijdragen
Volume: 60    Issue: 2   Date: 1999   
Pages: 125-146
DOI: 10.2143/BIJ.60.2.2002331

Abstract :
Recently the English scholar Heather McKay defended the thesis that before the third century CE the synagogue had never been a place of sabbath worship. In this article the author reviews all the material presented by her, adds some new evidence, and comes to the conclusion that the evidence points to a situation in which already before 70 CE the synagogue served as a place of sabbath worship.