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Sarah in the Tent
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In the lower left portion of the first panel is a depiction of Sarah, Abraham's wife, standing at the "door" of their tent.  To the right of Sarah, the panel is almost completely destroyed, but based upon a similar mosaic scene from a church mosaic from Ravenna Italy, Weiss (p. 52) believes that it depicted Abraham entertaining three guests who announced that Sarah would give birth to a son (Genesis 18:1-15).

The Greek inscription, note the language(!), is a dedicatory inscription honoring donors and has nothing to do with the "scene."

In the panel above it, are images from the "binding of Isaac."

For a brief description of the synagogue at Sepphoris Click Here.