Basil Bishop of Tiberias
Basil Bishop Of Tiberias, at the end of the 8th century, was originally an inmate of the monastic College of the Resurrection at Jerusalem, of which he afterwards became abbot. Here he was the intimate friend of the intruding patriarch of Jerusalem, Theodore, who, while still a monk, took him as his companion on the visit paid by him to St. Stephen at the monastery of St. Saba, with the view of learning from him the future issue of his ambitious designs. Basil afterwards visited St. Stephen on his own account, and received from him an assurance that he would attain the episcopal dignity, together with a warning of the difficulties of the office. .He subsequently administered the affairs of the see of Jericho, and finally became bishop of Tiberias. See Leonitus, Vita S. Steph. apud Le Quien, Or. Christ. 3, 306 sq., 665 sq., 708 sq.