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gennesaret


gennesaret


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Gennesaret 
  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}.) 
 
 
  From  Hitchcock's  Bible  Names  Dictionary  (late  1800's)  [hitchcock]: 
 
  Gennesaret,  garden  of  the  prince