Vigorous discussion in archaeological journals occurred when the Franciscan fathers Corbo and Loffreda first published their proposal for a fourth-century date for the white limestone synagogue at Capernaum (see Virgilio Corbo, Stanislao Loffreda, Augusto Spijkerman, La Sinagoga di Cafarnao dopo gli scavi del 1969, Franciscan Printing Press: Jerusalem, 1970). The announcement that fourth-century sherds were found on a first-century floor under four feet of fill and mortar is sure to generate even more debate.