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Tiberias, Northern District, Israel — West Asia (the Levant in the Middle East)
 

"Magic on the sea of galilee..."

 
 
"Magic on the sea of galilee..." Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, March 8, 2013
1. "Magic on the sea of galilee..." Marker
Inscription.  Tiberias the capital of the Galilee, one of the four Holy Cities of Israel Which was built by Antipas in the year 17-20, C.E. Antipas named the city Tiberias in honor of the Roman Ceasar, Tiberius. The institution of Jewish Leadership, the Sanhedrin and the Presidency moved to Tiberias from Tzipori. The Jerusalem Talmud was complied in Tiberias in the 5th century. Schools of poets, Rabbies and Scholars are thriving during the period of Geonim. "The Tiberias Vowel Punctuation" was developed in this period and still is in use today.
 
Erected by The municipality of Tiberias, Tourism Department.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Anthropology & ArchaeologyChurches & ReligionSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the The Tiberias Archeological Park series list.
 
Location. 32° 47.128′ N, 35° 32.504′ E. Marker is in Tiberias, Northern District. Marker is on HaBanim (National Route 90) just north of HaGalil, on the right when traveling
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north. This historical marker is located on the south side of the downtown Tiberias business district, at the entrance to a small archaeological park situated directly in front (to the west) of the Leonardo Plaza Hotel. Touch for map. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Crusader-Ottoman Building / Millstones (a few steps from this marker); The Synagogue (within shouting distance of this marker); Doors of Burial Caves / Burial Customs - Sarcophagi (within shouting distance of this marker); The Architecture of Tiberias (within shouting distance of this marker); Domestic Building (within shouting distance of this marker); The Southern Wall (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Remains of the Watch Tower (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Liberation of Tiberias Memorial (approx. 0.4 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tiberias.
 
Also see . . .
1. Tiberias. This is a link to information provided by Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. (Submitted on May 14, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

2. Tiberias-up-to-date. This is a link to information provided by the Tiberias municipality, Foreign Affairs Office web site. (Submitted on May 16, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
"Magic on the sea of galilee..." Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, March 8, 2013
2. "Magic on the sea of galilee..." Marker
Close-up view of the Hebrew and English text on the historical marker.
"Magic on the sea of galilee..." Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, March 8, 2013
3. "Magic on the sea of galilee..." Marker
View of the historical marker looking north along HaBanim (Route 90).
"Magic on the sea of galilee..." Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, March 8, 2013
4. "Magic on the sea of galilee..." Marker
View of the historical marker looking south along HaBanim (Route 90).
"Magic on the sea of galilee..." Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, March 8, 2013
5. "Magic on the sea of galilee..." Marker
View of the historical marker, with a view of the Tiberias Tourist Information Building and the Tiberias Archaeological Park in the background.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on May 14, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 720 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on May 14, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.

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