After Yoram Tsafrir

Northern Church at Rehovot-in-the-Negev

A tint marks the triple apses in the plan of the church. The stairs at the end of both side aisles led down into a large crypt beneath the chancel. A long narrow room to the west of the entrance possibly served as a refectory (dining hall). Although archaeologists have only partially excavated the atrium, they believe that the atrium and its surrounding rooms may have constituted a monastery.