Tomb Mark of the Matriarchs, Tiberias
Some religious Jews revere the Tomb Mark of the Matriarchs in Tiberias as the burial of several women figures in the bible: Jochebed (Moses’ mother), Miriam (Moses’ sister), Zipporah (Moses’ wife), Elisheva (Nachson’s wife), Bilhah (Rachel’s maid), Zilpah (Leah’s maid), and Abigail (David’s wife). The Tomb Mark is on the northern slopes of modern Tiberias, overlooking Wadi Abu el-Amis, today’s Nahal Reket. Some scholars suggest that its Arabic led religious Jews to associate it with Moses. But as Moses himself is buried on Mount Nebo, this burial mark was primarily associated with women who relate to Moses. The tomb mark was associated with R. Izaac Naphcha in the British Mandate period.
Touring the Tomb of the Matriarchs Tomb Mark in Tiberias
The tomb mark is a round and open cemented structure at the end of Hashomer Street. It is open to all, every day of the week. Religious Jewish women favor praying at the site for blessing their fertility and loved husband if he is away. The site also provides lovely panoramas of the Sea of Galilee and its surroundings.
A tour of the Tomb Mark of the Matriarchs can be combined with a guided day tour of the Galilee.