Bible Cities: Lake of Gennesaret
Lake of Gennesaret in the Bible
Ancient Lake of Gennesaret - Map of New Testament Israel
GEN-NES`A-RET (garden of the prince),
i. A fertile,
crescent shaped plain on the west shore of the lake of
Gennesaret, about three miles long and one wide.
ii. The Lake of Gennesaret is called the "Sea of
Chinnereth" in the Old Testament, from the town of
Chinnereth, or Cinneroth, which stood on its shores. Num.
iii. Called "Sea of Galilee" in the New Testament from the
country west of it. It is thirteen miles long and six wide.
It is 700 feet below the bed of the ocean, and is
surrounded with bold shores. It might be called an
enlargement of the river Jordan. The country around it was
densely populated and it was the scene of many notable
instances in the life of Christ.
Gennesaret in Hitchcock's Bible Names
garden of the prince
Lake of Gennesaret in the Bible Encyclopedia - ISBE
See GALILEE, SEA OF.
Lake of Gennesaret Scripture - 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,
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