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Jotapata
A town in Galilee.
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The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Iotape (Galilee)
IOTAPE (PLACE) [Gk Iōtape (Ἰωταπε)]. Var. IOTABE; JOTAPATA. Although not mentioned in biblical sources, several towns in antiquity were named popular royal name Iotape. See IOTAPE (PERSON).1. A town in Cilicia Tracheia, named after Iotape VI and situated at the end of a spectacular promontory on the
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
JOTAPATA
JOTAPATA [Ἰωταπάτα Iōtapata]. A fortified Jewish city in northwestern Palestine near the sea of Galilee and the site of a forty-seven-day siege by General Vespasian and the Roman army against Jewish resistance, ending with the city’s destruction in July 67 ce. Josephus recounts hiding in a cave with
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