Tiberias is a city in the western shore of the Sea of Galilee, in the Lower Galilee, Northern District of Israel with a population of 39,900 inhabitants.
Tiberias is recognized as Jewish holy city along with Jerusalem, Hebron and Safed. It is the most visited place during the holidays in Israel in the Northern District of the country.
Tiberias was built about 20 AD by Herod Antipas, who was famous due to extracts from the New Testament that describe their participation in the events leading to the deaths of John the Baptist and Jesus of Nazareth. It was named in honor of the Emperor Tiberius. It was the spot in the city where Greeks and non-Jews (Gentiles) would meet. The famous medieval Jewish philosopher Maimonides was buried here.
John 21:1 – Breakfast by the Sea
After these things Jesus showed Himself again to the disciples at the Sea of Tiberias, and in this way He showed Himself.