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Ti•be•ri•astaɪˈbɪər i əs(n.)
Category: Geography (places)
Ref: Galilee, 2 Sea of.
a town on the Sea of Galilee in Israel
Origin: From Tiberias with genitive form Tiberiadis, after the Emperor Tiberius.
Tiberias is a city on the western shore of the Sea of Galilee, Lower Galilee, Israel. Established in 20 CE, it was named in honour of the emperor Tiberius. Tiberias has been venerated in Judaism since the middle of the 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 of Palestine. It has historically been known for its hot springs, believed to cure skin and other ailments, for thousands of years.
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