Tiberias was founded sometime around 20 CE in the Judea Province of Rome by Roman-Jewish king Herod Antipas, son of Herod the Great, who made it the capital of his realm in Galilee. It had a Jewish majority, living alongside a heterogeneous population. It was named in honor of the Roman Emperor Tiberius. There is a legend that Tiberias was built on the site of the Israelite village of Rakkat, mentioned in the Book of Joshua (Joshua 19:35). A discussion of Tiberias as Rakkat appears in the Talmud. In The Antiquities of the Jews, the Roman Jewish historian Josephus states that Tiberias was near Emmaus. This location is repeated in
The Wars of the Jews.
In Tiberias we visited a hotel dedicated to the famous Dona Gracia. She was the first woman who wanted to found the state of Israel by buying land in the north of Israel in the beginning of the sixteenth century.
With thanks to Denise Nesbitt, who created ABC.We started round 10 of the fascinating meme of ABC. For more interesting ABC posts click on the logo in the sidebar . This week we are looking for words beginning with T.