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Dictionaries :: Rakkath

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Easton's Bible Dictionary

Rakkath:

shore-town, a "fenced city" of the tribe of Naphtali (Jos 19:35). The old name of Tiberias, according to the Rabbins.

Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary

Rakkath:

empty; temple of the head

International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia

Rakkath:

rak'-ath (raqqath; Codex Vaticanus Omathadaketh; Codex Alexandrinus Rhekkath): The Greek is obviously the result of confusing the two names Rakkath and Hammath, taking "r" in the former for "d". Rakkath was one of the fortified cities in Naphtali (Jos 19:35). It is named between Hammath and Chinnereth. Hammath is identified with the hot baths to the South of Tiberias. There are traces of ancient fortifications here. The rabbis think that Tiberias was built on the site of Rakkath. Certain it is that Herod's town was built upon an ancient site, the graves of the old inhabitants being disturbed in digging the new foundations (Neubauer, Geog. du Talmud, 208).

Written by W. Ewing

Smith's Bible Dictionary

Rakkath:

(shore) a fortified city in the tribe of Naphtali (Joshua 19:35). It was on the western shore of the Sea of Galilee, not far from the warm baths of Tiberias.

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