Eric M. Meyers

A beam of sunlight illuminates the steps of another Sepphoris pool. Cut into the bedrock, this first-century C.E. bath is an early type of immersion pool discovered in the city. For Meyers, the archaeological evidence taken together—the stone vessels that accord with Jewish purity laws, the absence of pig bones and the presence of many mikva’ot—points to Sepphoris as having been a predominantly Jewish city in the first century C.E.