In Bible versions:
garden of the prince
a town and its surrounding plain on the NW shore of Lake Galilee
a lake 21 km long and 12 km wide, in the north of Palestine
: a fertile plain south of Capernaum (Mark 6:53
); the Sea of Galilee was also sometimes known as the Sea of Gennesaret (Luke 5:1
Gennesaret = "a harp"
1) a lake also called the sea of Galilee or the sea of Tiberias The
lake 12 by 7 miles (20 by 11 km) and 700 feet (210 m) below the
2) a very lovely and fertile region on the Sea of Galilee.
1082 Gennesaret ghen-nay-sar-et'
of Hebrew origin (compare 3672); Gennesaret (i.e. Kinnereth), a lake and plain in Palestine: KJV -- Gennesaret.
see HEBREW for 03672
a garden of riches. (1.) A town of Naphtali, called Chinnereth (Josh. 19:35), sometimes in the plural form Chinneroth (11:2). In later times the name was gradually changed to Genezar and Gennesaret (Luke 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.)
(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