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Tiberias

(Encyclopedia) Tiberias tībēr´ēəs [key], town (1994 pop. 36,400), NE Israel, on the Sea of Galilee, 682 ft (208 m) below sea level. It is one of the four holy cities of Judaism and a…

Justus of Tiberia

(Encyclopedia) Justus of Tiberia, fl. 1st cent. AD, Jewish historian. Friendly to Rome, he opposed the Jewish war against the Romans and fled to Beirut where he became the private…

Hattin, Battle of

(Encyclopedia) Hattin, Battle of hättēn´ [key], battle on July 4, 1187, in N Palestine, where Saladin 's Muslim forces defeated the Christian armies of Guy de Lusignan…

Galilee

(Encyclopedia) Galilee găl´ĭlē [key], region, N Israel, roughly the portion north of the plain of Esdraelon . Galilee was the chief scene of the ministry of Jesus. The Sea of…

Galilee, Sea of

(Encyclopedia) Galilee, Sea of,   Lake Tiberias tībĭr´ēəs [key], or Lake Kinneret kĭn´ərĕt˝ [key], lake, 64 sq mi (166 sq km), 14 mi (23 km) long, and 3 to 7 mi (4.8–11.3…

Ghor, the

(Encyclopedia) Ghor, the, Arabic Al Ghawr, region of the Jordan Valley, c.70 mi (110 km) long, between the Sea of Galilee (Lake Tiberias) and the Dead Sea, on the border of…

Golan Heights

(Encyclopedia) Golan Heights, strategic upland region (2003 est. pop. 10,500), c.500 sq mi (1,250 sq km), SW Syria. It borders S Lebanon, NE Israel, and NW Jordan. It takes its name…

Tancred

(Encyclopedia) Tancred, 1076–1112, Crusader. He became a Crusader in 1096 with his uncle Bohemond I . After distinguishing himself at Nicaea, he struck out into Cilicia and…

Amoraim

(Encyclopedia) Amoraim ä´mōrä´ĭm [key] [Heb. amar =to interpret], in Judaism, term referring to those scholars, predominantly at Caesarea and Tiberias in Palestine (c.AD 220–c.AD…