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Entrance to Tiberias
Title:
Entrance to Tiberias [Graphic]
Year:
St. Louis, 1894.
Creator:
Bain, Robert E. M
Object Details:
1 photograph : b&w ; 25.4 x 17.6 cm ( 10 x 7 in).
Notes:
Photograph is in a book with a description beneath ; printed description: "(Deuteronomy, iii:17.)--'The plain also, and Jordan, and the coast thereof, from Chinnereth even unto the sea of the plain, even the salt sea, under Ashdoth-pisgah eastward.' The Chinnereth referred to in the 17th verse of the third chapter of Deuteronomy is Lake Galilee which we see through this gate of entrance into the city of Tiberias. Herod Anticas was the founder of the city of Tiberias. Through him Roman luxury was introduced into the northern part of Palestine, which extends from the sea of Tiberias to the sources of the Jordan near Caesarea Philippi. He surrounded the palace which he built in Tiberias with the dwellings for his court, with amphitheaters, bath houses, and temples. Josephus says that in order to make room for all his buildings he was under the necessity of removing several graves found upon the site of the city which he wished to build. There is a tradition that Christ refused to enter Tiberias because it was built upon the graves of the dead of his country." See 5254BAI/LVi172CAJS (Voyager # 359857)
Arched entrance in a stone wall with the Sea of Galilee in the background
Collection:
CAJS Image Collection LVii BAI 5446 LVii172CAJS
The Lenkin Family Collection of Photography, University of Pennsylvania Libraries