Tiberias
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(Τιβηριάς/Tibēriás, Hebrew ṭbry). City in Galilaea on the western shore of the Sea of Galilee. Founded in c. AD 20 by Herod Antipas (Herodes [4]), tetrarch of Galilaea and Peraia, as a new capital replacing Sepphoris. Its naming after emperor Tiberius [II 1], its Hellenistic city constitution including a boulḗ and its incorporation of a cardo, baths and stadium are all signs of Antipas' close relations with Rome. T. was settled by coercion with Jewish farmers and freedmen from the surroundings. Greeks and Hellenized Jews formed the u…

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Pahlitzsch, Johannes (Berlin), “Tiberias”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 20 February 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e1213330>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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