22 July St Joseph of Tiberias (c. 285 – c. 356) commemorated #otdimjh
Joseph of Tiberias (c. 285 – c. 356) was a Jewish believer in Jesus. He is also known as Count Joseph and is venerated as Saint Joseph of Palestine. His memorial day is 22 July.
The main source about his life is a book by Epiphanius, the Panarion, which in chapter 30 retells the stories Epiphanius heard from Joseph during their encounter in Scythopolis around the year 355. According to Epiphanius, Joseph was a contemporary of Emperor Constantine, a Rabbinical scholar, member of the Sanhedrin and a disciple of Hillel II. Following his conversion, Emperor Constantine gave him the rank of count (comes), appointed him as supervisor of the churches in Palestine and gave him permission to build churches in the Galilee. Specifically, Joseph wished to build churches in Jewish towns which didn’t yet have a Christian community…
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