Tiberias

A city founded by Herod Antipas (20 CE) as his new capital to replace Sepphoris, in honour of the emperor Tiberius on the western shore of the Sea of Galilee (also called the Sea of Tiberias, John 6:1; 21:1), on an important trade route. It had a good deal of independence and because it was the power base of the despised Herodian family, Jesus seems to have avoided it and also Sepphoris. It is mentioned only in passing by John (6:23), and never in the synoptic gospels. Josephus [[➝ Josephus, Flavius]] was in command of forces which captured the city early in the Jewish War of 66–70 CE and he surrendered it to the Roman forces in 67. In the following centuries it had a strong Jewish cultural influence, and the Mishnah and the Palestinian Talmud emerged from Tiberias—even though, strictly, it was unclean according to Jewish Law, for it was built on the site of a cemetery.

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  • TIBERIAS — (Heb. טְבֶרְיָה), city on the western shore of Lake Kinneret (the Sea of Galilee), and the largest settlement in the Jordan Valley. The name usually appears in the Jerusalem Talmud as Tivveryah, and in the Babylonian Talmud as Teverya. The city… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Tiberias — Tiberias …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Tiberias — • Titular see, suffragan of Scythopolis, in Palaestina Secunda Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Tiberias     Tiberias     † …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Tiberias — Tiberias,   Stadt in Israel, 212 m unter dem Meeresspiegel 245 m über dem Meeresspiegel, am Westufer des Sees Genezareth (See von Tiberias), 37 600 Einwohner; Zentrum des am stärksten landwirtschaftlich genutzten Gebietes von Israel, das Bananen …   Universal-Lexikon

  • TIBERIAS — vulgo Tabarie nunc, teste Nigrô, urbs insignis Palaestinae cum lacu cognomine in Galilaea a Nazareth supra 10. mill. pasl. in Ortum inter Scythopolin ad Meridiem et Capharnaum ad Boream. Erat in tribu Zabulon, in agro opimo, et ora Occidentali… …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • Tiberĭas — Tiberĭas, Stadt in Galiläa, am westlichen Ufer des Sees Genesareth (See von T.), Herodes Antipas erbaute sie dem Kaiser Tiberius zu Ehren u. versah sie mit Rennbahn u. Amphitheater, konnte ahernur mit Mühe, u. zwar blos Heiden u. Gesindel als… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Tiberĭas — Tiberĭas, Stadt in Palästina (Galiläa), am Westufer des Sees Genezareth, der daher auch See von T. heißt, gewöhnliche Residenz des Herodes Antipas, der ihr dem Kaiser Tiberius zu Ehren den Namen gab, war im römisch griechischen Geschmack erbaul,… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Tiberias — Tiberĭas (arab. Tabarije), Stadt in Galiläa [Tafel: Bilder zur Biblischen Geschichte, 4], Wilajet Beirut, westl. am See Genezareth (See von T.), 7400 E.; um 25 n. Chr. von Herodes Antipas gegründet; hier 6. Juli 1187 Sieg Saladins über die… …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Tiberias — Tiberias, s. Tabarieh …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • Tiberias — [tī bir′ē əs] Sea of GALILEE Sea of …   English World dictionary

  • Tiberias — Infobox Israel municipality name=Tiberias imgsize=110px caption= imgsize3=250 caption3=Aerial photo of Tiberias hebname=Hebrew|טְבֶרְיָה arname=طبرية meaning=Spring Hill founded=18 AD type=city typefrom=1948 stdHeb= altOffSp= altUnoSp=… …   Wikipedia

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