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Tiberias

Ebreu transcription(s)
 • ISO 259Ṭberya
 • An aa spelledTverya (offeecial)
Tiberias from air.JPG
Official logo of Tiberias
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Coordinates: 32°47′40″N 35°32′00″E / 32.79444°N 35.53333°E / 32.79444; 35.53333Coordinates: 32°47′40″N 35°32′00″E / 32.79444°N 35.53333°E / 32.79444; 35.53333
DestrictNorthren
Foonditc. 20 CE
Govrenment
 • TeepCeety (frae 1948)
 • MayorZohar Oved
Area
 • Total10.872 km2 (4.198 sq mi)
Population
 (2015)[1]
 • Total42,610
 • Density3,900/km2 (10,000/sq mi)
Name meaninCeety o Tiberius
Websitewww.tiberias.muni.il

Tiberias (pronounced /taɪˈbɪəri.əs/ (deprecatit template); 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. "List of localities, in Alphabetical order" (PDF). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 16 October 2016.
  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. Patricia Erfurt-Cooper; Malcolm Cooper (27 Julie 2009). Health and Wellness Tourism: Spas and Hot Springs. Channel View Publications. p. 78. ISBN 978-1-84541-363-7.