Vertical tabsMonastery name, type, categorySite Name: Khirbet el-BatiyaMonastery name: Monastery (?)Monastery type: CenobiumMonastery category: Isolated in the countryside LocationCoordinates, ITM system: 25,351.0078,330.00 Coordinates, ICS system: 20,351.0028,330.00 Geographical region: Central and Eastern GalileeProvincial affiliation: Phoenicia MaritimaBishopric: Tyre (?)Topographical location: Level groundSoils: AlluvialDistance from nearest bishop-seat: ca. 36 km (Tyre) Distance from Roman roads: ca. 7 km west of the road connecting Tiberias with Paneas. Source of knowledgeArchaeological remainsExcavated siteExcavators: NameDate Abu 'Uqsa 2006 Bibliograpy: Abu-'Uqsa, H., 200621-28 Govrin Rosen, Y., 200629-36 Abbreviation for Journals and SeriesDiscussion: Abu Uqsa suggested that the structure was either a farm or a monastery. These two types of structures can easily be confused due to similar plans. The presence of a chancel screen indicating a church is evidence that the structure served Christians but its function cannot be ascertained.State of certainty: Uncertain / Questionable General descriptionState of preservation/which parts were uncovered: A large structure in an east-west orientation was unearthed.The excavator suggested that this may have been a farm connected to a monastery. Illustrative material: Illustrative_material Figures General descriptionCourtyards: An open courtyard may have been located west of the structure. Churche/s: A large rectangular building was unearthed. The structure has an east-west orientation and is constructed of well dressed stone and paved in stone slabs. The structure was probably a church as indicated by the remains of a chancel screen. A bench was built along the northern wall. Small findsSmall finds: CategoryDescription GlassFragments of wine glasses, a bottle, gold glass tiles, all dated to the 6-7th PotteryJug, cooking pots with lids, dated to the 9th-10th c. CE. Detailed descriptionComponentsMonastery church: Church typeDiakonikonLink to church sectionChurch location single nave 0 Architectural evolutionPhase 1 Abandonment Phase name (as published): ByzantineGeneral outline: A structure with an east-west orientation identified as a church. Dating material: Based on the finds. Phase dateCentury: 6th-7th c. Phase dateCentury: Unknown Post Arab conquest history: ModifiedPost conquest history comments: The site was used in the 9th-10th century in an agricultural capacity. By then it had probably not been occupied by Christians.