2.02 Tiberias — Mt. Bernice Anchor Church

Biblical Archaeologist 57:3 (1994): 126.
Biblical Archaeologist 57:3 (1994): 126.

Summary information




  • Τ-shaped or bar-shaped chancel
  • Tri-apsidal usually inscribe protruding
  • Altars in the side apses
  • Relics and Reliquaries?
  • Ambo to the north
  • Baptistry outside off the atrium or the north aisle
  • Marble furnishings (high status imperial association) and imported fine wares
  • Decorative elements on chancel screens
  • Separate north chapel (possibly)

This tri-apsidal church is of Roman form. The three apses may indicate support of the Chalcedonian theology promoted by the emperor Justinian who built the walls of Tiberias and this church

The Archaeology of Liturgy Project reflects research conducted at the W.F. Albright Institute of Archaeological Research in Jerusalem during 2023.