Sites & cities that bear the name of Tiberias


Today in : Israel
First trace of activity : 20 C.E
Last trace of activity : today
Recorded names : Rakkath?, Τιβεριάς, טְבֶרְיָה, Tverya, طبرية‎, Ṭabariyyah, Tibériade

Description : Tiberias (; Hebrew: טְבֶרְיָה, Tverya, (audio) ; Arabic: طبرية‎, Ṭabariyyah) is an Israeli city on the western shore of the Sea of Galilee. Established around 20 CE, it was named in honour of the second emperor of the Roman Empire, Tiberius. In 2017 it had a population of 43,664.Tiberias has been held in great respect in Judaism since in the mid-2nd century CE, and since the 16th century has been considered one of Judaism's Four Holy Cities, along with Jerusalem, Hebron and Safed. In the 2nd–10th centuries, Tiberias was the largest Jewish city in the Galilee and the political and religious hub of the Jews in the Land of Israel. Its immediate neighbour to the south, Hammat Tiberias, which is now part of modern Tiberias, has been known for its hot springs, believed to cure skin and other ailments, for some two thousand years.

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