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.