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Tiberias and Sea of Galilee, Looking South

Image Description from historic lecture booklet: "Tiberias, now Tabariyeh, is on the western shore of the lake of Galilee about seven miles from its southern end. The lake lies 627 feet below the level of the Mediterranean; the city is on a plain a few feet above the lake.


After the destruction of Jerusalem, Tiberias became the seat of many Jewish schools. Here the Mishna was complied and published and about A.D. 220, and the Palestinian Talmud about 420. Here the vowel points were added to the Hebrew Bible about 600 A.D. Of its present population of 4,000 two-thirds are Jews."


Original Collection: Visual Instruction Department Lantern Slides


Item Number: P217:set 010 039


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Taken circa 1910