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Tiberias
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
A city on the southwest shore of the Sea of Galilee, founded by Herod Antipas during the lifetime of Jesus of Nazareth (Antiquities 18.33; Jensen, Herod Antipas in Galilee, 136). During Jesus’ ministry, Tiberias functioned as the capital of Galilee. It is also a possible candidate for the historical location of the imprisonment and death of John the Baptist.
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Tiberias
Tiberias A city on the southwest shore of the Sea of Galilee, founded by Herod Antipas during the lifetime of Jesus of Nazareth (Antiquities 18.33; Jensen, Herod Antipas in Galilee, 136). During Jesus’ ministry, Tiberias functioned as the capital of Galilee. It is also a possible candidate for the historical
Tiberias, Archaeology of
Tiberias, Archaeology of A summary of the archaeological discoveries at Tiberias.
Rakkath
Rakkath (רַקַּת‎, raqqath). A city on the western coast of the Sea of Galilee (Josh 19:35); traditionally identified with the city of Tiberias (John 6:23).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Tiberias (Place)
TIBERIAS (PLACE) [Gk Tiberias (Τιβεριας)]. A city founded on the W coast of the Sea of Galilee (M.R. 201242) in a.d. 20 by Herod Antipas, tetrarch of Galilee, as a new capital city to replace Sepphoris. The city is mentioned only once in the Bible, and then only in a passing reference to boats from Tiberias
Rakkath (Place)
RAKKATH (PLACE) [Heb raqqat (רַקַּת)]. One of the fortified towns in Naphtali listed in the book of Joshua (Josh 19:35). It is part of an older town list which has been incorporated into the book of Joshua. The Mishnah and the Talmud locate the site of Rakkath beneath modern Tiberias (M.R. 201242), on
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Tiberias
Tiberias. City midway along the western shores of Lake Galilee, built about ad 20 by Herod Antipas, Herod the Great’s son and the tetrarch of Galilee and Perea (4 bcad 39), who named the town in honor of the emperor Tiberius. The name is preserved in the modern town Tabariyeh. The site became his new
Rakkath
Rakkath. One of 19 cities allotted to Naphtali’s tribe for an inheritance (Jos 19:35). The city served as a buffer against military attack on the western shore of the Sea of Galilee. Jewish tradition identifies Rakkath with Tiberias, but modern scholars prefer its location at either Khirbet el-Quneitireh
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Tiberias
Tiberias tī-ber̀ē-əs [Gk. Tiberias). A leading city on the west coast of the Sea of Galilee. Built by Herod Antipas ca a.d. 18–22 to serve as the capital of his tetrarchy of Galilee and Perea, and named in honor of the emperor Tiberius, the city is mentioned only once in the (Jn. 6:23). Although it
Rakkath
Rakkath räkʹəth [Heb. raqqaṯ; Gk. B Ōmathadaketh, A Rhekkath]. One of the fortified cities in Naphtali (Josh. 19:35), named between Hammath and Chinnereth. The Greek is probably the result of confusing the two names Rakkath and Hammath, with the r in the former taken for a d. The Talmud suggests
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Tiberias
TIBERIAS City midway along the western shores of Lake Galilee, built about ad 20 by Herod Antipas, Herod the Great’s son and the tetrarch of Galilee and Perea (4 bcad 39), who named the town in honor of the emperor Tiberius. The name is preserved in the modern town Tabariyeh. The site became his new
Rakkath
RAKKATH One of 19 cities allotted to Naphtali’s tribe for an inheritance (Jos 19:35). The city served as a buffer against military attack on the western shore of the Sea of Galilee. Jewish tradition identifies Rakkath with Tiberias, but modern scholars prefer its location at either Khirbet el-Quneitireh
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Tiberias
Tiberias (ti-bihr´ee-uhs), a city named for Tiberius Caesar on the west shore of the Sea of Galilee. Herod Antipas, tetrarch of Galilee and Perea (Matt. 14:1–6; Luke 3:19), founded it (ca. 20 ce) to replace Sepphoris as the capital of Galilee. Administration, trade, and fishing became its major industries,
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Tiberias
TIBERIAS. Tiberias stands on the W shore of the Sea of Galilee about 12 miles S of where the Jordan flows into the sea. Its location at 682 feet below sea level gives it a delightful winter climate but an oppressive one in summer.In OT times Rakkath stood on this site and was one of the walled cities
Rakkath
RAKKATH. The name of a city in Naphtali (Josh 19:35). It was located W of the Sea of Galilee and was formerly believed by some Jewish authorities to have been the site on which Tiberias was built. It is now tentatively identified with Tell Eqlatiyeh, also called Tell Raqqat, by a perennial spring c.
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Tiberias
TIBERIAS. A city on the W shore of the Sea of *Galilee which subsequently gave its name to the lake. It was founded by Herod Antipas about ad 20 and named after the emperor Tiberius. The principal factors influencing Herod’s choice of site seem to have been: (1) a defensive position represented by a
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Tiberias
Tiberias (Gk. Tiberiás)Located on the western shore of the Sea of Galilee (201242), a city founded by Herod Antipas between 18 and 20 c.e. as his new Galilean capital and named in honor of his patron and then emperor Tiberias.Since it was built atop an ancient cemetery, many Jews refused to settle
Rakkath
Rakkath (Heb. raqqaṯ)A fortified city in the tribal territory of Naphtali (Josh. 19:35). Talmudic tradition associated it with the site of later Tiberias (201242), but some scholars now place it 2.4 km. (1.5 mi.) N of Tiberias but still on the shore of the Sea of Galilee at Khirbet el-Quneiṭireh/Tel
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Tiberias
Tiberias [tī bĭrˊĭ əs] (Gk. Tiberias). A city on the western shore of the Sea of Galilee (John 6:23), built ca. A.D. 25 by Herod Antipas as the capital of his tetrarchy of Galilee and Perea and named for Emperor Tiberius. Despite initial Jewish resistance to the establishment of the city because
Rakkath
Rakkath [răkˊəth] (Heb. raqqaṯ).† A fortified city in the tribal territory of Naphtali (Josh. 19:35). Talmudic tradition associated it with the site of later Tiberias, but some scholars now place it 2.4 km. (1.5 mi.) north of Tiberias but still on the shore of the Sea of Galilee at Tell Eqlāṭîyeh
The Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land
Tiberias
TIBERIAS A city on the western shore of the Sea of Galilee, near hot springs, founded about ad 18 by Herod Antipas and named in honor of the Emperor Tiberius (Josephus, Antiq. xviii, 35–8). Josephus relates that as there had been a burial-ground on the spot it was unclean according to the Jewish Law.
Rakkath
RAKKATH A fortified town in the territory of Naphtali (Josh. 19:35), situated between Hammath and the Sea of Galilee. In the Talmud Rakkath and Tiberias are considered identical sites. It is identified with Tell Quneitra, 1 1/2 miles northwest of Tiberias, where pottery of the Bronze and Iron Ages has
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Tiberias
TIBERIAS A city on the western coast of the Sea of Galilee, now called Tabariya. It was founded in a.d. 20 by Herod Antipas, tetrarch of Galilee, to serve as his administrative capital. Herod named the city in honor of the Roman emperor Tiberius. Tiberias is mentioned only once in Scripture, in a reference
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