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Citadel of Tiberias
Citadel of Tiberias [Graphic]
St. Louis, 1894.
Bain, Robert E. M
Object Details:
1 photograph : b&w ; 25.5 x 17.5 cm ( 10 x 6.875 in).
Photograph is in a book with a description beneath ; printed description: "(I.Chron., vi:63.)--'Unto the sons of Merari were given by lot, throughout their famillies, out of the tribe of Reuben, and out of the tribe of Gad, and out of the tribe of Zebulun, twelve cities.' Tiberias in Old Testament times was in the territory of Zebulun, and the particular city which stood upon the site of Tiberias was called, according to the Jewish Talmud, Rakkath. It is also by the Talmud identified with the ancient Hammath, and some have supposed it to be the same as Chinnereth, referred to in Joshua, xix:35. The excesses and vices of the Roman court were transferred to this capital of the weak and cruel Herod Antipas, and Tiberias remained the metropolis of the province of Galilee till the Emperor Nero placed Agrippa II. in charge of the province. It became in the time of the great Jewish afflictions a center of refuge for the rabbis. Thirteen synagogues were built here and in the thirteenth century a school of Jewish learning was established which attained great celebrity." See 5255BAI/LVi173CAJS (Voyager # 359862)
Ruins of a wall with arches
CAJS Image Collection LVii BAI 5447 LVii173CAJS
The Lenkin Family Collection of Photography, University of Pennsylvania Libraries