Tuesday, 29 May 2012

ABC Wednesday, T for Tiberias

In March this year I met Dina and she showed me a lot of Israel. We booked a tour with a group of Israeli people in the north of Israel. This week's entry is about one of the ancient cities in the north of Israel. Please click on Read More! Sorry for the inconvenience! I am still not used to this new system of sending entries.








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.

23 comments:

Roger Owen Green said...

for someone who allegedly doesn't understand the technology, you are doing quite well!

ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Sylvia K said...

A wonderful post for the T Day, Wil! Beautiful captures and I always love the history that you include! You do just fine with the technology!! Hope your week is going well! Enjoy!

Sylvia

Vagabonde said...

After reading your post on Mother’s Day I looked on the Web and found Oxfam in America too. I am going to find more about it to see if I can help there.
Je suppose que la ville Tiberias a été nommé d’aprés l’empereur Tiberius? Je dis cela parceque mon dernier petit-fils, qui a 10 mois déjà, à le nom Tiberius en deuxiéme prénom.

Luna Miranda said...

i didn't imagine Israel is so green! how beautiful! thanks for sharing the history.

T is for...

Leslie: said...

Always find a treasure on your blogs, Wil. Have a terrific week,

Leslie
abcw team

Ms. Burrito said...

That's beautiful!

Tug of War

EG CameraGirl said...

How wonderful to tour part of Israel with an Israeli!

Dina said...

Hi Wil. It is a good thing you came in March. Now it is so hot, especially in Tiberias. In the mid 30s.

Meryl Jaffe, PhD said...

Beautiful photos. It's been many, many years since I've bee to Tiberias...lots has changed!

BlueShell said...

wow...love this blog!
And I love your header!
Great!
BShell

Wanda said...

What a lovely shot, and I'm sure a most delightful and interesting tour.

George said...

Thank you for showing us these views of Tiberias. I've read much about it, but I don't recall seeing any pictures before. I've enjoyed all of your posts about Israel.

chubskulit said...

What a beautiful scenery!

Travels & Wandering
Rose, ABC Wednesday Team

Hildred and Charles said...

Wonderful post, Wil. Thank you for all the history and the beautiful photos.

Black Jack's Carol said...

Wow! Tiberias is surrounded by such lush countryside. Beautiful photographs and fascinating history. I am curious to know if you met Dina through this web site. That would be a wonderful story.

Gattina said...

I think I have to improve my geographic knowledge I never heard of this town, lol !

Louis la Vache said...

Excellent choice for "T"-Wednesday, Wil, and «Louis» thanks you for visiting San Francisco Bay Daily Photo.

photowannabe said...

This has been the most wonderful and interesting tour of Israel. Thank you for sharing it with us.
We never made it to Tiberias. I like the lush look of it.

The Weaver of Grass said...

Looks a lovely modern city Wil - not what I expected to see at all.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I don't mind that read more" feature -- this was very interesting history and lovely pictures. I am so glad you were able to travel there.

Carver said...

Fascinating post and wonderful shots. Carver, ABC-Wed. Team

Kay said...

It's so wonderful that you were able to have this fabulous trip with Dina. She is so very knowledgeable about everything.

Sara said...

Beautiful Tiberius. Thank you for the little history lesson, very interesting. Your photos bring back memories of visits there...dreaming one day to go back again.