Synagogue of Moses (synagogue)


A synagogue and pilgrimage site along the Nile in Egypt near the village Damūh / Ṭamwayh.


  • Arabic: دير طمويه = Dayr Ṭamwayh 1
  • Hebrew: כנסת משה רבינו = KNST MShH RBYNW 2

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Event mentioned by Yāqūt al-Ḥamawī. 1 before c. 1225c.1225877 A.H. / 14721995
Events mentioned by Benjamin of Tudela 2 before c.1170c.117313th C1907


  • 1Yāqūt al-Ḥamawī, Muʿjam al-buldān (Beirut: Dār Ṣādr, 1995), (2) 519 [Arabic].
  • 2Synagogue of Moses: Marcus N. Adler, ed., The Itinerary of Benjamin of Tudela (London: Frowde, 1907), 102 [Hebrew with English translation].

How to Cite This Entry

Thomas A. Carlson and Liran Yadgar, “Synagogue of Moses” in Thomas A. Carlson, ed. Historical Index of the Medieval Middle East, last modified March 26, 2022,

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  • Thomas A. Carlson: Data merging and XML; abstract; matching and transliteration from Yāqūt al-Ḥamawī’s Muʿjam al-Buldān; and Hebrew transliteration from Benjamin of Tudela's travelogue
  • Liran Yadgar: place categorization and categorization, matching, Hebrew collection from Benjamin of Tudela's travelogue
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