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Tiberias
Ebreu transcription(s)
 • Ebreu Aboot this soond טְבֶרְיָה 
 • ISO 259 Ṭberya
 • An aw spelt Tverya (official)
Arabic transcription(s)
 • Arabic طبرية

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Tiberias is located in Israel
Tiberias
Tiberias
Coordinates: 32°47′47.76″N 35°32′8.58″E / 32.7966000°N 35.5357167°E / 32.7966000; 35.5357167
Destrict North
Foondit c. 20 CE
Government
 • Type Ceety (frae 1948)
 • Heid o Municipality Zohar Oved
Area
 • Total 10,872 dunams (10.872 km2 or 4.198 sq mi)
Population (2009)[1]
 • Total 41,300
Name meaning Ceety o Tiberius
Website www.tiberias.muni.il

Tiberias (pronounced /taɪˈbɪəri.əs/; Ebreu: טְבֶרְיָה‎‎, Tverya Aboot this soond (audio) ; Arabic: طبرية‎, Ṭabariyyah) is a ceety on the wastren shore o the Sea o Galilee, Lawer Galilee, Israel. Establisht in 20 CE, it wis named in honour o the emperor Tiberius.[2]

Tiberias haes been veneratit in Judaism syne the middle o the 2nt-century[3] an syne the 16t century, haes been considered ane o Judaism's Fower Holy Ceeties, alang wi Jerusalem, Hebron an Safed.[4] In the 2nt-10t centuries, Tiberias wis the lairgest Jewish ceety in the Galilee, an the poleetical an releegious hub o the Jews o Palestine. Accordin tae Christian tradition, Jesus performed several miracles in the Tiberias diestrict, makin it an important pilgrimage site for devoot Christians. Tiberias haes historically been kent for its hot springs, believed tae cure skin an ither ailments, for thoosans o years.[5]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "Table 3 - Population of Localities Numbering Above 2,000 Residents and Other Rural Population". Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. 2010-06-30. Retrieved 2010-10-31. 
  2. Josephus, Antiquities of the Jews XVIII.2.3
  3. The Sunday at home. Religious Tract Society. 1861. p. 805. Retrieved 17 October 2010. "Tiberias is esteemed a holy city by Israel’s children, and has been so dignified ever since the middle of the second century." 
  4. Jewish Encyclopedia: Tiberias
  5. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named haaretz.com