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The Nuttall Encyclopedia
A town of Palestine, 12 m. N. of Tiberias, occupied principally by Jews attracted thither in part by the expectation that the Messiah, when He appears, will establish His kingdom there; it spreads in horse-shoe fashion round the foot of a hill 2700 ft. high; is a seat of Hebrew learning.
Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Safed'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/nut/s/safed.html. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.