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Sea of Galilee
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Sea of Galilee
Galilee, Sea of (θάλασσαν τῆς Γαλιλαίας, thalassan tēs Galilaias). A large body of fresh water located below the headwaters of the Jordan River. Mentioned 197 times in the Bible.
Sea of Galilee, Critical Issues
Galilee, Sea of, Archaeology of (θάλασσα τῆς Γαλιλαίας, thalassa tēs Galilaias). Overviews the archaeological significance of the Sea of Galilee—the Greek name for the small body of water in northern Israel mentioned in the Bible as a geographic marker (Josh 13:27) and as a central location for many
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Chinnereth (Place)
CHINNERETH (PLACE) [Heb kinnāret (כִּנָּרֶת)]. Var. CHINNEROTH. Chinnereth was identified by W. F. Albright and G. Dalman with Tell el-ʿOreimeh (Tel Kinrot M.R. 200252) on the W shore of Lake Chinneroth, N of the el-Ghuwayer Plain. It comprises a small tell on top of a natural hill clearly visible from
Galilee, Sea of (Place)
GALILEE, SEA OF (PLACE). The large expanse of water in the Jordan Valley rift which separates Galilee from the Gaulan and Decapolis regions. There is no consistency in the name that is given to it.A. TerminologyIn the OT, this lake was called “the sea of Chinnereth” (Heb yām kinneret, cf. Heb kinôr,
Gennesaret (Place)
GENNESARET (PLACE) [Gk Gennesaret (Γεννεσαρετ)]. 1. A plain thirty stadia long and 20 stadia wide (3.5 × 1.5 miles) on the NW side of the Sea of Galilee between ancient Tiberias and Capernaum (Ant 3.521). As part of the rift valley, the plain is located 200 m (660 ft.) below sea level. Apparently, one
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Chinnereth, Chinneroth
Chinnereth, Chinneroth. 1. Fortified town in the territory allotted to Naphtali’s tribe (Jos 19:35). It is also mentioned in an Egyptian list of towns conquered by Thutmose III in the 15th century bc. The site has been identified as Tell el-‛Oreimeh on the northwest shore of the Sea of Galilee. Archaeological
Cinneroth
Cinneroth. kjv spelling of the place-name Chinneroth in 1 Kings 15:20.See Chinnereth, Chinneroth #2.
Galilee, Sea of
Galilee, Sea of. Perhaps the most familiar body of water in the Near East to the readers of the Gospels. It has had many names in its history. In the OT the Sea of Galilee was known as the Sea of Chinnereth (Nm 34:11), named for the town (Jos 19:35), or as Chinneroth (12:3). Later the name was changed
Sea of Chinnereth, Chinneroth
Sea of Chinnereth, Chinneroth. Early names for the Sea of Galilee.See Galilee, Sea of.
Sea of Tiberias
Sea of Tiberias. Alternate name for the Sea of Galilee in John 6:1 and 21:1.See Galilee, Sea of.
Tiberias, Sea of
Tiberias, Sea of. Alternate name for the Sea of Galilee in John 6:1 and 21:1.See Galilee, Sea of.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Chinnereth
Chinnereth kiǹə-reth [Heb. kinnereṯ] (Nu. 34:11; Dt. 3:17; Josh. 13:27); CHINNEROTH kin’ə-roth [kinarôt_] (Josh. 11:2; 12:3; 1 K. 15:20); [cf. kinnāreṯ (Josh. 19:35); Gk. Chenara (Nu. 34:11), Machanareth (Dt. 3:17), Kenerōth (Josh. 11:2), Chenereth (Josh. 12:3; 13:27; Josh. 19:35, LXX A), Kenereth
Galilee, Sea of
Galilee, Sea of [Gk hē thálassa té̄s Galilaias]. The most common name in the Gospels for that lake where so much of Jesus’ ministry took place, taken from the district in which it was located (Mt. 4:18; 15:29; Mk. 1:16; 7:31; Jn. 6:1). It was also named for the fertile plain at the northwest shore,
Kinnereth
Kinnereth(Nu. 34:11; Dt. 3:17; etc., NEB). See Chinnereth; Galilee, Sea of.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Sea of Galilee
SEA OF GALILEE A large body of water in Palestine. It has had many names in its history. In the OT the Sea of Galilee was known as the Sea of Chinnereth or Kinnereth (Nm 34:11), named for the town (Jos 19:35), or as Chinneroth (12:3). Later, the name was changed to Lake of Gennesaret because the city
Cinneroth
CINNEROTH* kjv spelling of the place-name Kinnereth in 1 Kings 15:20. See Kinnereth.
Kinnereth
KINNERETH1. Fortified town in the territory allotted to Naphtali’s tribe (Jos 19:35). It is also mentioned in an Egyptian list of towns conquered by Thutmose III in the 15th century bc. The site has been identified as Tell el-’Oreimeh on the northwest shore of the Sea of Galilee. Archaeological evidence
Sea of Chinnereth, Sea of Chinneroth
SEA OF CHINNERETH*, SEA OF CHINNEROTH* Early names for the Sea of Galilee. See Sea of Galilee.
Sea of Tiberias
SEA OF TIBERIAS Alternate name for the Sea of Galilee (Jn 6:1; 21:1). See Sea of Galilee.
Tiberias, Sea of
TIBERIAS, SEA OF Alternate name for the Sea of Galilee in John 6:1 and 21:1. See Sea of Galilee.
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Chinnereth
Chinnereth (kin´uh-reth; Heb., “harp”).1 A name used in the Hebrew Bible for the lake identified in the nt as the Sea of Galilee (Num. 34:11; Jos. 13:27); the body of water is roughly harp-shaped, which probably accounts for the derivation of this name.2 A fortified city on the northwest side of the
Galilee, Sea Of
Galilee, Sea of, a freshwater lake in the district of Galilee, given various names throughout history: “Sea of Chinnereth” (or “Chinneroth”), from the Hebrew word for a harplike instrument (Num. 34:11; Josh. 12:3; 13:27); “Sea of Tiberias” (John 6:1; 21:1); “Lake of Gennesaret” (Luke 5:1); and “waters
Tiberias, Sea Of
Tiberias, Sea of, better known as the Sea of Galilee (John 6:1; 21:1). See also Galilee, Sea of.
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Chinnereth
CHINNERETH, CHINNEROTH1. An early name, probably Canaanite, for the Sea of Galilee (Num 34:11; Deut 3:17; Josh 11:2; 12:3; 13:27), perhaps because the lake is lyre or harp shaped (from Heb. kinnôr, “lyre”). See Galilee, Sea of.2. A fortified city of Naphtali (Josh 19:35). It was included as knnrt
Galilee, Sea of
The western shore of the sea of Galilee as seen from the air. IISGALILEE, SEA OF. Named Galilee in (Mt 4:18), it was also called Sea of Chinnereth (Num 34:11), Lake of Gennesaret (Lk 5:1), and Sea of Tiberias (Jn 6:1).Lying nearly 700 feet below sea level 60 miles N of Jerusalem in the province of
Tiberias, Sea of
TIBERIAS, SEA OF. Another name for the Sea of Galilee (see Galilee, Sea of) as explained by John in his Gospel (6:1; 21:1). The name is that of the Roman emperor Tiberius and came from the city of Tiberias, built by Herod Antipas and named for the emperor. The modern name is still Bahr Tabariyeh.
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Chinnereth
CHINNERETH. A fortified city, Jos. 19:35 (probably mod. Khirbet el-Oreimah), also spelt Chinneroth (Jos. 11:2), which gave its name to the sea of Chinnereth (Nu. 34:11), known in NT as the lake of Gennesaret (Lk. 5:1), Sea of Galilee or Sea of Tiberias. Josephus uses the term Gennesar (War2.573). The
Galilee, Sea of
GALILEE, SEA OF. A lake in the region of Galilee, also referred to, in the OT, as the ‘sea of *Chinnereth’ (Nu. 34:11) or Chinneroth (Jos. 12:3), and in the NT as the ‘lake of Gennesaret’ (Lk. 5:1) and the ‘Sea of Tiberias’ (Jn. 21:1). Its modern Heb. name is Yam Kinneret.The lake is some 21 km long
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Chinnereth
Chinnereth (Heb. kinnereṯ)1. A large freshwater lake in northern Israel known by several names: Chinnereth (Num 34:11; Deut. 3:17; Josh. 13:27), Chinneroth (Josh. 11:2; 12:3), the Sea of Gennesaret (Mark 6:53; Luke 5:1), the Sea of Galilee (Matt. 15:29; Mark 1:16), and Lake Tiberias (John 6:1; 21:1).
Galilee, Sea Of
Galilee, Sea ofA freshwater lake in northern Palestine, part of the Jordan River system. The name Chinnereth or Chinneroth (Heb. yām kinnereṯ and variants kinnerôṯ, kinĕrôṯ) is derived from Heb. kinnôr, “harp,” which describes the shape of the lake (Num. 34:11; Deut. 3:17; Josh. 12:3; 13:27).
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Galilee, Sea of
GALILEE[gălˊə lē], SEA OF (Gk. hē thálassa tḗs Galilaias “ring, circle”).† The larger of the two lakes in northern Palestine, located in the region in which Jesus conducted the greater part of his public ministry.The earliest known name for the lake is Chinnereth (Heb. kinnereṯ; Num. 34:11;
The Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land
Chinnereth
CHINNERETH a) One of the fenced cities of Naphtali (Josh. 19:35), which gave its name to the Plain of Chinneroth (Josh. 11:2; 1 Kgs. 15:20, ‘Cinneroth’). Mentioned in the list of cities conquered by Tuthmosis III in 1468 bc, it is identified with Khirbet el-Oreimeh, 6 miles north of Tiberias. This mound
Galilee (Sea Of); Chinnereth; Chinneroth
GALILEE (SEA OF); CHINNERETH; CHINNEROTH These are but a few of the many names by which the freshwater lake in the north of Palestine is known. Some 40,000 acres in area, it is 13 miles long and about 8 1/2 miles across at its widest point, with a maximum depth of 150 feet. Lying 640 feet below sea level,
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Chinnereth
CHINNERETH, CHINNEROTH A fort town located on the northwest corner of the Sea of Galilee (Josh 19:35). In ancient Israel, the Sea of Galilee was called the Sea of Chinnereth (Num 34:11; Josh 12:3, 13:27). The town was abandoned in the eighth century b.c., and it was not until Roman times that it was
Galilee, Sea Of
GALILEE, SEA OF The largest freshwater lake in Palestine (Matt 4:18; Mark 7:31; John 5:1), part of the Jordan River system in the Great Rift Valley that separated Galilee from the Gaulan and Decapolis. Many names have been used for it. In the Old Testament, the lake was called “the sea of Chinnereth” (Num
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