Lake Tiberias
geographical name see Galilee, Sea of

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Lake Tiberias —    See Sea of Galilee …   Historical Dictionary of Israel

  • Tiberias — /tuy bear ee euhs/, n. Lake. See Galilee, Sea of. * * * Hebrew Teverya Town (pop., 1995: 35,291) and resort, Lake Tiberias (Sea of Galilee), northeastern Israel. At 689 ft (210 m) below sea level, it is one of the lowest lying towns in the world …   Universalium

  • lake — lake1 /layk/, n. 1. a body of fresh or salt water of considerable size, surrounded by land. 2. any similar body or pool of other liquid, as oil. 3. (go) jump in the lake, (used as an exclamation of dismissal or impatience.) [bef. 1000; ME lak(e) …   Universalium

  • Lake — /layk/, n. Simon, 1866 1945, U.S. engineer and naval architect. * * * I Relatively large body of slow moving or standing water that occupies an inland basin. Lakes are most abundant in high northern latitudes and in mountain regions, particularly …   Universalium

  • TIBERIAS — (Heb. טְבֶרְיָה), city on the western shore of Lake Kinneret (the Sea of Galilee), and the largest settlement in the Jordan Valley. The name usually appears in the Jerusalem Talmud as Tivveryah, and in the Babylonian Talmud as Teverya. The city… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Tiberias — • Titular see, suffragan of Scythopolis, in Palaestina Secunda Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Tiberias     Tiberias     † …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Tiberias — Infobox Israel municipality name=Tiberias imgsize=110px caption= imgsize3=250 caption3=Aerial photo of Tiberias hebname=Hebrew|טְבֶרְיָה arname=طبرية meaning=Spring Hill founded=18 AD type=city typefrom=1948 stdHeb= altOffSp= altUnoSp=… …   Wikipedia

  • Tiberias, Lake — or Sea of Galilee Freshwater lake, northern Israel. It is 13 mi (21 km) long and 7 mi (11 km) wide; it lies about 700 ft (212 m) below sea level and receives most of its inflow from the Jordan River. The region has been inhabited for millennia:… …   Universalium

  • Tiberias, Sea of —    Called also the Sea of Galilee (q.v.) and of Gennesaret. In the Old Testament it is called the Sea of Chinnereth or Chinneroth. John (21:1) is the only evangelist who so designates this lake. His doing so incidentally confirms the opinion that …   Easton's Bible Dictionary

  • Tiberias, Lake — or Tiberias, Sea of geographical name see galilee (Sea of) …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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