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a town mentioned in the Talmud (גִּרְסִיס, Erubim, fol. 21, b) as the residence of one Rabbi Joshua; also by Josephus (Γαρσίς , War, 5:11, 5) as the native city (πὀλις ) of one Tephthmeus, and situated in Galilee - Schwarz adds (Palest. page 178) 20 stadia from Sepphoris (evidently confounding it with the Garisimi, Γαρεισίμη v.r. Γαρίς κώμη, of Josepheus, Life, § 71), but that the site is now unknown.

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McClintock, John. Strong, James. Entry for 'Garsis'. Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature. Harper & Brothers. New York. 1870.

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