Galilee, Sea of

Galilee, Sea of
In northern Palestine; also called ‘the Lake of Gennesaret’ (Luke 5:1) and ‘the Sea of Tiberias’ (John 6:1), a freshwater lake separating two parts of the River Jordan. It spreads out to 12.8 km. (8 miles) across and its length is about 21 km. (13 miles). The situation between hills causes sudden changes of temperature and squalls (Mark 4:35–41). Fishing has always been an important industry and pickled fish used to be sent up to Jerusalem. What Mark regards as a ‘sea’ (Mark 4:39), Luke from the wider perspective of a world traveller designates a mere ‘lake’ (Luke 8:22). It is of great importance in the narratives of Jesus' ministry.

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  • Galilee Sea View — (Мошав Рамот,Израиль) Категория отеля: Адрес: Bazelet, Мошав Рамот, 17000, Израиль …   Каталог отелей

  • Galilee, Sea of — ▪ lake, Israel also called  Lake Tiberias,  Arabic  Buḥayrat Ṭabarīyā,  Hebrew  Yam Kinneret,         lake in Israel through which the Jordan River flows. From 1948 to 1967 it was bordered immediately to the northeast by the cease fire line with… …   Universalium

  • Galilee, Sea of —    (Matt. 4:18; 15:29), is mentioned in the Bible under three other names.    1) In the Old Testament it is called the sea of Chinnereth (Num. 34:11; Josh. 12:3; 13:27), as is supposed from its harp like shape. (2). The lake of Gennesareth once… …   Easton's Bible Dictionary

  • Galilee, Sea of — or modern Lake Tiberias or biblical Lake of Gennesaret or Sea of Tiberias or Sea of Chinnereth or Hebrew Yam Kinneret geographical name lake 13 miles (21 kilometers) long & 7 miles (11 kilometers) wide N Israel on Syrian border traversed by… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • GALILEE, SEA OF —    an expansion of the Jordan, 12½ m. long, and at the most 8 m. broad, enclosed by steep mountains, except on NW …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • Galilee, Sea of — freshwater lake; betw. NE Israel, SW Syria, and NW Jordan; 64 sq. mi …   Webster's Gazetteer

  • Galilee, Sea of — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Sea of Galilee —     Sea of Tiberias     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Sea of Tiberias     So called in John 21:1 (cf. 6:1), otherwise known as the sea of Galilee (Matthew 4:18; Mark 1:16; John 6:1) or as the lake of Genesareth (Luke 5:1, and Rabbinical writings), or …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Galilee (disambiguation) — Galilee is a large region overlapping with much of the North District of Israel, that is traditionally divided into three regions:* The Upper Galilee * The Lower Galilee * The Western Galilee * Sea of GalileeGalilee can also refer to:* Galilee of …   Wikipedia

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