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Study Resources :: Dictionaries :: Gennesaret

Dictionaries :: Gennesaret

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Easton's Bible Dictionary

Gennesaret:

a garden of riches. (1.) A town of Naphtali, called Chinnereth (Jos 19:35), sometimes in the plural form Chinneroth (11:2). In later times the name was gradually changed to Genezar and Gennesaret (Luk 5:1). This city stood on the western shore of the lake to which it gave its name. No trace of it remains. The plain of Gennesaret has been called, from its fertility and beauty, "the Paradise of Galilee." It is now called el-Ghuweir.

(2.) The Lake of Gennesaret, the Grecized form of CHINNERETH (q.v.). (See GALILEE, SEA OF.)

Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary

Gennesaret:

garden of the prince

Smith's Bible Dictionary

Gennesaret:

(garden of the prince) Land of. It is generally believed that this term was applied to the fertile crescent‐shaped plain on the western shore of the lake, extending from Khan Minyeh (two or three miles south of Capernaum (Tel‐Hum) on the north to the steep hill behind Mejdel (Magdala) on the south, and called by the Arabs el‐Ghuweir, "the little Ghor." Mr. Porter gives the length as three miles, and the greatest breadth as about one mile. Additional interest is given to the land of Gennesaret, or el‐Ghuweir, by the probability that its scenery suggested the parable of the sower. It is mentioned only twice in Scripture ‐ (Matthew 14:34; Mark 6:53 compare Luke 5:1).

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