Heptapegon; en Hashiv'a; et-Tabgha - Sermon on the Mount

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Source of knowledge
Epigraphy
Archaeological remains
Excavated site
Excavators: 
NameDate
Bagatti
1935
State of certainty: 
Archaeologicaly definitive
Architectural evolution
General outline: 
The church was dated by Bagatti to the fourth century. Ovadia has presented a later date for its foundation, sixth century. It is possible that the monastery was founded later than the church, i.e. sixth century.
Phase date
Century: 
6th c.
General outline: 
A new mosaic pavement was laid in the chapel.
Phase date
Century: 
7th c.
Within century: 
Early
General outline: 
According to Bagatti, the church was destroyed in the early seventh century. No evidence was presented. Early Islamic pottery suggests that the church, and possibly the monastery, continued to function after the Arab conquest.
Dating material: 

Pottery. Bagatti suggested that the church was rebuilt around the time of Arculf (late seventh century) and continued in use up to the tenth century. This assertion was based on literary sources. The monastery called Heptapegon where the miracle of the Multiplying of the Loaves and Fishes occured, is mentioned in the Commemoratorium de Casis dei Vel Monasteriis II, 38-39, ed. McCormick 2011, pp. 2012-13, at the begining of the 9th century (808).

Phase date
Century: 
10th c.
Affects of the Persian Invasion: 
Damaged and restored
Post Arab conquest history: 
Repaired
Post conquest history comments: 
Bagatti suggested that the church was rebuilt around the time of Arculf (late seventh century) and continued in use up to the tenth century. This assertion was based on literary sources.