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International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia

Lake:

lak (limne): The word is used (Lu 5:1,2; 8:22,23,33) of the Lake of Gennesaret or Sea of Galilee, and (Re 19:20; 20:10,14,15; 21:8) of the "lake of fire and brimstone." Lakes are not abundant in Syria and Palestine. The Dead Sea, which might be called a lake, is in most places in English Versions of the Bible called the Salt Sea. It is called by the Arabs Bachr Lut, Sea of Lot. It is a question whether the Waters of Merom (Jos 11:5,7) can be identified with the Chuleh, a marshy lake in the course of the Upper Jordan, North of the Sea of Galilee. East of Damascus on the edge of the desert there are saltish lakes in which the water of the rivers of Damascus (see 2Ki 5:12) is gathered and evaporates. In the Lebanon West of Ba‘albek is the small Lake Yammuneh, which is fed by copious springs, but whose water disappears in the latter part of the summer, being drained off by subterranean channels. The Lake of Kums on the Orontes is artificial, though ancient. On the lower Orontes is the Lake of Antioch.

Written by Alfred Ely Day

Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words
1 Strong's Number: g3041 Greek: limne

Lake:

"a lake," is used

(a) in the Gospels, only by Luke, of the Sea of Galilee, Luk 5:2; 8:22, 23, 33, called Gennesaret in Luk 5:1 (Matthew and Mark use thalassa, "a sea");

(b) of the "lake" of fire, Rev 19:20; 20:10, 14, 15; 21:8.

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