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Sepphoris
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[German Version]

(Zippori) is located on a small rise on the southern edge of the Battuf Plain, north of Nazareth. Some Iron II finds indicate settlement in the 10th–8th centuries; the earliest mention in written sources dates from the 1st century bce. Herod the Great took the city in 37 bce; unrest after his death was suppressed by the Romans. Herod Antipas renamed it Autocratoris and built fortifications but moved c. 20 ce to the newly founded Tiberias. Sepphoris was not involved in the First Jewish Revolt (66–73 ce) or the Bar Kokhba Revolt (132–135). In the 2nd century it was r…

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Bloedhorn, Hanswulf, “Sepphoris”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 01 August 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_124824>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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