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Bible Cities: Lake of Gennesaret
Lake of Gennesaret in the Bible

Map of the Ancient Lake of Gennesaret


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. 34:11.
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 ge-nes'-a-ret. 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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