Vertical tabsChurch Name, type, functionSite Name: ʻAbudIdentification: The site name is variously written ‘Âbûd; ‘Abūd; el-‘Abūd; A’boud.Church name: Mar Abadiah; Mar A’badja; Mar AbadjaDedication: Mar AbadiahFunctional Type: UnknownChurch type: Chapel - Free standing LocationCoordinates, ITM system: 206.60658.00 Coordinates, ICS system: 156.601,158.10 Location: Village/TownGeographical region: Southern and Western SamariaTopographical location: A mountain slope.Distance from nearest bishop-seat: 30 km from JerusalemDistance from nearest settlement: Part of the settlement of 'Abud.Distance from Roman roads: Overlooking the ancient road between Aphek-Antipatris and Jericho.Provincial affiliation: Palaestina I Source of knowledgeArchaeological remainsSurveyed siteSurveyors: NameDate Conder, C. R. and Kitchener H. H. (PEF)1873 Schneider, A. M. 1933 Bagatti, B.1959 Bibliograpy: Guérin, V., 1875 Schneider, A. M., 1933 Bagatti, B., 1959-1960 Ovadiah, A., 1970 Pringle, D., 1993 Schick, R., 1995 Finkelstein, I., Lederman, Z., Bunimovitz, S. and Benenson, I., 1997 Bagatti, B., 2002 Magen, Y. and Kagan, E. D., 2012 Abbreviation for Journals and Series General descriptionState of preservation/which parts were uncovered: Only the foundations of a chapel have survived. Built of ashlars. 15X6.8m in dimensions. DescriptionIllustrative material: Illustrative_material Figures Façade and entries: No entrances are discernible. Lateral walls: The thickness of the walls is 0.9 m. Bema, chancel screen and apse: An external rectangular apse can be seen, 4 m long and 2 m. wide. A tomb or reliquary niche is observed under the bema. Small findsSmall finds: CategoryDescription PotterySherds of coarse pottery was found in the mortar of the walls. Small finds illustrative material: Illustrative_material Detailed descriptionStructureOrientation: Facing North-East.Atrium: NoNarthex: NoEast end: External apse, quadrangularCentral Apse Category: quadrangularBema type text: UnknownApse shape: Quadrangular Cult of relicsCult of relics loci: elsewhereReliquiaries: shapes and contents: A possible reliquary niche under the bema. Burial lociBurials loci: A possible tomb under the bema. Architectural EvolutionPhase 1 Abandonment Dating material: Seventh to eighth century according to Schneider, based on the style of the building. Ninth to eleventh century according to Pringle, also based on style (he assumes the structure was similar to St. Anastasia). Phase dateCentury: 10th c. Dating material: There is no evidence to date the abandonment of the church. Phase dateCentury: Unknown Post Arab conquest history: Built anewPost conquest history comments: There is no exact dating, but it appears the church was built after the conquest.Conclusions: The structure seems to be Mediaeval. Pringle's date should be preferred.