Vertical tabsChurch Name, type, functionSite Name: ʻAbudIdentification: The site name is variously written ‘Âbûd; ‘Abūd; el-‘Abūd; A’boud.Church name: St. Theodore; Mar Todros; Mar ThodrousDedication: St. TheodoreFunctional 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 knowledgeHideEpigraphy Text number Summary 1 Broken limestone lintel of the martyrium of Saint Th[eodore], found outside the church in secondary use. Archaeological 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 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: The east section of the chapel was totally demolished. 6m in width. DescriptionIllustrative material: Illustrative_material Figures Façade and entries: Decorated stones, one of which bearing the inscription “martyrdom of S. T(eodoro)", were found and appears to be originally placed at the entrance way. Nave: Columns were observed indicating the church was divided to three naves. The columns have a diameter of 56 cm. Small findsSmall finds illustrative material: Illustrative_material Detailed descriptionStructureOrientation: Facing eastAtrium: NoNarthex: No Architectural EvolutionPhase 1 Abandonment Dating material: Based on the style of building, Schneider dates the construction to the 7th-8th century. Phase dateCentury: 7th-8th 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 Arab conquest.