Rakkath

Rakkath [N] [H] [S]

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

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Easton, Matthew George. "Entry for Rakkath". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". .

Rakkath [N] [E] [S]

empty; temple of the head
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Hitchcock, Roswell D. "Entry for 'Rakkath'". "An Interpreting Dictionary of Scripture Proper Names". . New York, N.Y., 1869.

Rakkath [N] [E] [H]

(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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Smith, William, Dr. "Entry for 'Rakkath'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary". . 1901.

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 (Joshua 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).

W. Ewing


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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Entry for 'RAKKATH'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". 1915.