Vertical tabsChurch Name, type, functionSite Name: ʻAbudIdentification: The site name is variously written ‘Âbûd; ‘Abūd; el-‘Abūd; A’boud.Church name: Sta. Anastasia; Deir Nostas; Deir NestesiehDedication: Sta. AnastasiaFunctional Type: MonasticChurch type: Chapel 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 Jerusalem.Distance 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 Schick, R., 1995 Wharton, A. J., 1995 White, L. M., 1996 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: A chapel 12.6X5.8m in dimensions (according to Ovadiah); 14.1X7.3m (according to Pringle) or 10.6X5.9 m (according to Malka). Guerin describes a basilical church with a narthex, but the findings are those of a chapel. DescriptionIllustrative material: Illustrative_material Figures Façade and entries: One entrance at the western wall and one window (or a niche) at the southern wall. Lateral walls: Thickness of walls is 0.7 m (According to Ovadiah) or 1.1 m (According to Pringle). Nave: The curvature of the inside wall-faces indicates that the nave was barrel-vaulted, Probably with a pointed profile. Near the eastern end of the southern wall there still survives a pointed-arched opening, 3.6 m wide (Pringle). Bema, chancel screen and apse: Depth of the apse is 1.7m. Small findsSmall finds: CategoryDescription PotterySherds of orange-fires coarse pottery were found in the mortar of the walls, and sherds of coarse unglazed pottery were found around the site. Small finds illustrative material: Illustrative_material Detailed descriptionStructureOrientation: Facing eastMaterials applied (walls): LimestoneAtrium: NoWater cistern: NoNarthex: NoEast end: External apse, quadrangularCentral Apse Category: apsidal 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, based on the style of the opening to the south. 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 rebuilt after the conquest.Conclusions: The chapel seems to be Mediaeval. Pringle's date should be preferred.