Tiberias

Concise Bible Dictionary:

City on the west of the Sea of Galilee: it was founded by Herod Antipas, and named after the emperor Tiberius. It became the capital of the province of Galilee, and in it were gathered the arts of Greece and the idolatry of Rome. Josephus states (Ant. 18. 2, 3) that to build Tiberias many tombs had to be taken away, which made it ceremonially an unclean place, so that no Jews would live there except those who were compelled, and others who were bribed by the founder. In later days, however, along with Jerusalem, Hebron, and Safed, Tiberias was classed by the Jews as one of their four holy cities, renowned as seats of learning. We do not read of the Lord visiting the city (John 6:2323(Howbeit there came other boats from Tiberias nigh unto the place where they did eat bread, after that the Lord had given thanks:) (John 6:23)). It is now called Tubariya, 32° 47' N, 35° 32' E. Lately it had a population of some 6,000, about half of which were Jews.

Strong’s Dictionary of Greek Words:

Greek:
Τιβεριάς
Transliteration:
Tiberias
Phonic:
tib-er-ee-as’
Meaning:
from 5086; Tiberias, the name of a town and a lake in Palestine
KJV Usage:
Tiberias

Jackson’s Dictionary of Scripture Proper Names:

derivative of Tiberius

Potts’ Bible Proper Names:

Good vision; observance; breaking asunder; prison:―name of a town and of a lake in Palestine, John 6:1. {Visio bona}