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Settlement located in Upper Galilee on the northwest slopes of Mount Meron, about four miles northwest of Safed. The Arab village of el-Jish was first identified as Giscala by the French traveler V. Guérin in 1863 (Aviam, 47).
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GISCALA (M.R. 191270). The Greek name of a site located some 5 km N off Meiron in Upper Galilee. Its fame is due in part to the reputation of John ben Levi of Giscala who became an important leader of the First Jewish War against Rome in 68 c.e. (Josephus, Life 70–76; JW 2.590–92) and who challenged
The Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land
GUSH-HALAV; GISCHALA A small town of the Roman period in Upper Galilee, mentioned in the Mishna among the walled cities from the time of Joshua, son of Nun (Arach. 9:6). The Zealot John son of Levi, a native of the town, fortified it at his own expense by order of Josephus when Galilee was being prepared