Ruweiha is unusual for being the only village that had two churches with a bema, however in this case the nave-platform seems to have been dismantled when the church was superseded by a new, larger church in the village. Only the south and east sides of the building are still extant, but these survive in good condition and show that this was a substantial church, even if the later building in the village was even more impressive.
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Emma Loosley, The Architecture and Liturgy of the Bema in Fourth- to-Sixth-Century Syrian Churches, TSEC 1, Brill, 2012 http://www.brill.com/architecture-and-liturgy-bema-fourth-sixth-century-syrian-churches
Emma Loosley, “Ruweiha C5th church,” Architecture and Asceticism, accessed June 24, 2021, https://architectureandasceticism.exeter.ac.uk/items/show/231.