Map of Israel's Bodies of Water
Map of the Rivers, Lakes, and Seas in Ancient Israel
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Map of the Rivers, Lakes and Seas in Ancient Israel

This map shows Palestine's bodies of water. The rivers and streams from north to south are: Leontes, Qishon, Yarmuk, Jordan, Far'a, Jabbok, Kanah, Aijalon, Qilt, Sorek, es-Sant, Zephathah, Arnon, Sayyal, and Ghazzeh. The Lakes and Seas are: Mediterranean, Lake Hula, Sea of Galilee, and the Dead Sea.

The Rivers in Israel mentioned in the Bible include: Abana, Arnon, Chebar, Cherith, River of Egypt, Euphrates, Gihon, Hiddekel, Jabbok, Jordan, Kanah, Kidron, Kishon, Pharpar, Pison, Zared.

The Lakes and Seas mentioned in the Bible include: Chinnereth (Sea of Galilee), The Great Sea (Mediterranean), Waters of Merom, Salt Sea (Dead Sea)

Dimensions and Distances: Sea of Galilee is 7 miles wide x 14 miles long. Dead Sea is 9.5 miles wide x 48 miles long, the distance from the Sea of Galilee to the Dead Sea is 65 miles.

Ps 95:5 - "The sea is his, and he made it: and his hands formed the dry land."

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The Bible Mentions the "lake"

Luke 8:23 - But as they sailed he fell asleep: and there came down a storm of wind on the lake; and they were filled [with water], and were in jeopardy.

Luke 8:33 - Then went the devils out of the man, and entered into the swine: and the herd ran violently down a steep place into the lake, and were choked.

Luke 5:1 - And it came to pass, that, as the people pressed upon him to hear the word of God, he stood by the lake of Gennesaret,

Revelation 20:15 - And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.

Luke 5:2 - And saw two ships standing by the lake: but the fishermen were gone out of them, and were washing [their] nets.

Luke 8:22 - Now it came to pass on a certain day, that he went into a ship with his disciples: and he said unto them, Let us go over unto the other side of the lake. And they launched forth.

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The Bible Mentions the "Seas"

Nehemiah 9:6 - Thou, [even] thou, [art] LORD alone; thou hast made heaven, the heaven of heavens, with all their host, the earth, and all [things] that [are] therein, the seas, and all that [is] therein, and thou preservest them all; and the host of heaven worshippeth thee.

Ezekiel 28:2 - Son of man, say unto the prince of Tyrus, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Because thine heart [is] lifted up, and thou hast said, I [am] a God, I sit [in] the seat of God, in the midst of the seas; yet thou [art] a man, and not God, though thou set thine heart as the heart of God:

Isaiah 17:12 - Woe to the multitude of many people, [which] make a noise like the noise of the seas; and to the rushing of nations, [that] make a rushing like the rushing of mighty waters!

Ezekiel 27:27 - Thy riches, and thy fairs, thy merchandise, thy mariners, and thy pilots, thy calkers, and the occupiers of thy merchandise, and all thy men of war, that [are] in thee, and in all thy company which [is] in the midst of thee, shall fall into the midst of the seas in the day of thy ruin.

Ezekiel 32:2 - Son of man, take up a lamentation for Pharaoh king of Egypt, and say unto him, Thou art like a young lion of the nations, and thou [art] as a whale in the seas: and thou camest forth with thy rivers, and troubledst the waters with thy feet, and fouledst their rivers.

Ezekiel 27:33 - When thy wares went forth out of the seas, thou filledst many people; thou didst enrich the kings of the earth with the multitude of thy riches and of thy merchandise.

Ezekiel 27:26 - Thy rowers have brought thee into great waters: the east wind hath broken thee in the midst of the seas.

Psalms 65:7 - Which stilleth the noise of the seas, the noise of their waves, and the tumult of the people.

Leviticus 11:10 - And all that have not fins and scales in the seas, and in the rivers, of all that move in the waters, and of any living thing which [is] in the waters, they [shall be] an abomination unto you:

Genesis 1:10 - And God called the dry [land] Earth; and the gathering together of the waters called he Seas: and God saw that [it was] good.

Leviticus 11:9 - These shall ye eat of all that [are] in the waters: whatsoever hath fins and scales in the waters, in the seas, and in the rivers, them shall ye eat.

Genesis 1:22 - And God blessed them, saying, Be fruitful, and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let fowl multiply in the earth.

Acts 27:41 - And falling into a place where two seas met, they ran the ship aground; and the forepart stuck fast, and remained unmoveable, but the hinder part was broken with the violence of the waves.

Jeremiah 15:8 - Their widows are increased to me above the sand of the seas: I have brought upon them against the mother of the young men a spoiler at noonday: I have caused [him] to fall upon it suddenly, and terrors upon the city.

Ezekiel 27:25 - The ships of Tarshish did sing of thee in thy market: and thou wast replenished, and made very glorious in the midst of the seas.

Ezekiel 27:34 - In the time [when] thou shalt be broken by the seas in the depths of the waters thy merchandise and all thy company in the midst of thee shall fall.

Deuteronomy 33:19 - They shall call the people unto the mountain; there they shall offer sacrifices of righteousness: for they shall suck [of] the abundance of the seas, and [of] treasures hid in the sand.

Jonah 2:3 - For thou hadst cast me into the deep, in the midst of the seas; and the floods compassed me about: all thy billows and thy waves passed over me.

Psalms 135:6 - Whatsoever the LORD pleased, [that] did he in heaven, and in earth, in the seas, and all deep places.

Ezekiel 28:8 - They shall bring thee down to the pit, and thou shalt die the deaths of [them that are] slain in the midst of the seas.

Daniel 11:45 - And he shall plant the tabernacles of his palace between the seas in the glorious holy mountain; yet he shall come to his end, and none shall help him.

Psalms 8:8 - The fowl of the air, and the fish of the sea, [and whatsoever] passeth through the paths of the seas.

Psalms 69:34 - Let the heaven and earth praise him, the seas, and every thing that moveth therein.

Ezekiel 27:4 - Thy borders [are] in the midst of the seas, thy builders have perfected thy beauty.

Psalms 24:2 - For he hath founded it upon the seas, and established it upon the floods.


 

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