BEN EZRA’S TEMPLE
- Ben Ezer's Temple, lying at the end point of church buildings , is reported to have been erected in the 6th or presumably the 9th Century AD.
- The temple site and the surrounding grounds, are originally a property of the church, and acquired by the Jews in return for "kantars of gold".
- In 1896, a collection of documents known as "Jineesah" were found in the temple.
- The document, written mostly in what was called "Hebrew Arabic", a variation of Arabic in Hebrew alphabet, exclusively used by Jews in the Middle Ages, reflected political, economic and social conditions of Jews under the Arab rule of Egypt as well as secretarial organizations and relations b etween different Jewish sects.
- The said documents contained a number of rare manuscripts of interpretations of the Old Testament, excerpts of linguistic research on Hebrew as well as documents explaining how Jews dealt with the Arab Muslim authorities.
- At the back of the temple, there is a very deep well, where the coffer in which Prophet Moses, as an infant was placed by his mother!!!!!