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Morrish Bible Dictionary

Tiberias

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City on the west of the Sea of Galilee: it was founded by Herod Antipas, and named after the emperor Tiberius. It became the capital of the province of Galilee, and in it were gathered the arts of Greece and the idolatry of Rome. Josephus states (Ant. xviii. 2,3) that to build Tiberias many tombs had to be taken away, which made it ceremonially an unclean place, so that no Jews would live there except those who were compelled, and others who were bribed by the founder. In later days, however, along with Jerusalem, Hebron, and Safed, Tiberias was classed by the Jews as one of their four holy cities, renowned as seats of learning. We do not read of the Lord visiting the city. John 6:23 . It is situate 32 47' N, 35 32' E .

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Morrish, George. Entry for 'Tiberias'. Morrish Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/mbd/t/tiberias.html. 1897.

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