Phiala (Φιάλη ), LAKE, a small body of water described by Josephus, and believed by him to supply the fountain at Banias ( War, 3:10, 7). It is the present Birket er-Ranm, east of Banias; first examined by Irby andi Mangles (1818, Travels, p. 287); identified by Thomson (Biblioth. Sacra, iii, 189-192), See also Ritter, Erdkunde. 15:154 sq., 174 sq.; Wilson, Lands of the Bible, 2:180; Lynch, Official Report, page 110; Robinson, Later Bibl. Res. page 399. — Van de Velde, Memoir, page 340.