Tiberias (Ti-bihr´ee-uhs)

A city named for Tiberius Caesar on the west shore of the Sea of Galilee. Herod Antipas, tetrarch of Galilee and Perea (Matt 14:1-6; Luke 3:19), founded it (ca. 18 CE) to replace Sepphoris as the capital of Galilee. Jesus is not mentioned as having visited Tiberias, although much of his ministry was spent in surrounding towns (John 6:23; records the only biblical reference to the city).

Matt 14:1-6

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Luke 3:19

19But Herod the ruler, who had been rebuked by him because of Herodias, his brother's wife, and because of all the evil things that Herod had done,

John 6:23

23Then some boats from Tiberias came near the place where they had eaten the bread after the Lord had given thanks.

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