Vertical tabsMonastery name, type, categorySite Name: ʻAbudMonastery name: ST. BARBARAMonastery type: CenobiumMonastery category: Isolated in the countrysidePilgrims LocationCoordinates, ITM system: 20,605.0065,840.00 Coordinates, ICS system: 15,605.0015,840.00 Geographical region: Southern and Western SamariaProvincial affiliation: Palaestina IBishopric: DiospolisTopographical location: HilltopDistance from nearest bishop-seat: ca. 20 km (Lod-Diospolis)Distance from Roman roads: 0.2 km from the road connecting Afek-Antipatris with the southern Samarian hills. Source of knowledgeArchaeological remainsSurveyed siteSurveyors: NameDate SWP1871-1877 Schneider 1933 Finkelstein, Lederman and Bunimovitz 1997 Bibliograpy: Conder, C. R. and Kitchener, H. H., 1882302f, 305 Guérin, V., 1875 Schneider, A. M., 1933155-159 Bagatti, B., 1959-1960185-196 Ovadiah, A., 197017 Taha, H., 1997359-374 Finkelstein, I., Bunimvitz, S. and Lederman, Z., 1997202-207 Magen, Y. and Kagan, E. D., 2012170 Abbreviation for Journals and SeriesState of certainty: Uncertain / Questionable General descriptionState of preservation/which parts were uncovered: A church and adjacent structure identified in surveys. Illustrative material: Illustrative_material General descriptionChurche/s: Remains of a church (14 x 7 m) located at the site which has been a pilgrimage destination up to the modern era. Cave/s: A large cave on the hillside was also associated with the cult of St. Barbara. Water installations: A hewn pool with a vaulted roof nearby. Small findsSmall finds: CategoryDescription OtherA cross adorned stone with an undecipherable Greek inscription, found near the entrance. Detailed descriptionStructureMaterials applied (walls): Limestone ComponentsMonastery church: Church typeDiakonikonLink to church sectionChurch location ʻAbud - Sta. Barbara; Barbāra el-Kenīseh; Barbāra el-KadīsehGround floor Water installations: CisternsInscribed crosses Architectural evolutionPhase 1 Abandonment General outline: Remains of a church and a hewn pool with a vaulted roof.Dating material: Dated to the sixth century CE based on construction style Phase dateCentury: 6th c. General outline: The end of the monasery is unknown. The site continued as a pilgrimage destination up to the modern era. Phase dateCentury: 7th-8th c.