Gennesaret
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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

ATS Bible Dictionary
Gennesaret

Supposed to be a corruption of Chinnereth, which see. "The land of Gennesaret," Matthew 14:34 Mark 6:53, was a tract of land some three of four; miles long on the western border of the Sea of Galilee. It was a lovely and exceedingly fertile region; in it probably lay Capernaum and Bethsaida of Galilee, places often visited by our Lord. See SEA 4.

Easton's Bible Dictionary
A garden of riches.

(1.) A town of Naphtali, called Chinnereth (Joshua 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.)

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
GENNESARET, LAND OF

ge-nes'-a-ret he ge Gennesaret):

1. The Name:

The first syllable of the name Gennesaret is evidently the Hebrew gan, "garden"; while the second may be a proper name. Possibly, however, the name may represent the Hebrew ganne sarim, "princely gardens." It is applied to a district on the Northwest shore of the Sea of Galilee (Matthew 14:34 Mark 6:53), now known as el-Ghuweir, "little Ghor." It curves round from el-Mejdel in the South, to `Ain et-Tineh, or Khan Minyeh, in the North, a distance of over 3 miles, with an average breadth from the sea to the foot of the mountains of about a mile. The soil is deep, rich loam, of amazing fertility. In the South it is watered by the stream from Wady el-Chamam, the gorge that opens to the West of el-Mejdel.

2. Water:

The middle portion is supplied from `Ain el-Madawwerah, a copious fountain near the western edge of the plain, round which a wall has been built, to raise the level of the water; and from the perennial stream, Wady er-Rubadiyeh, which drives a mill before starting on its work of irrigation. Farther North, Wady el-`Amud brings down much water in the rainy season. The water from `Ain et-Tabgha was brought round the promontory at `Ain et-Tineh by a conduit cut in the rock. It was used to drive certain mills, and also to refresh the neighboring land. This seems to be the fountain called "Capharnaum" by Josephus (BJ, III, x, 8). This writer extols the productiveness of the plain. He says the "soil is so fruitful that all sorts of trees can grow upon it."

3. Fertility:

The walnut, the palm, the olive and the fig, which usually require diverse conditions, flourish together here. "One may call this place the ambition of nature;. it is a happy contention of the seasons, as if each of them claimed this country; for it not only nourishes different sorts of autumnal fruit beyond men's expectation, but preserves them a great while." He says that it supplies grapes and figs through ten months of the year, and other fruits as they ripen together throughout the year (same place). The fruits of Gennesaret had such high repute among the rabbis that they were not allowed in Jerusalem at the time of the feasts, lest any might be tempted to come merely for their enjoyment (Neubauer, Geog. du Talmud, 45).

Centuries of neglect made a sad change in the plain. It was largely overgrown with thorn-bushes, and it yielded one of the finest crops of thistles in the country. Cultivation was confined to the Southwest part; and the rest furnished grazing ground for a tribe of nomads. Recently the German Catholics made extensive purchases, including the village of el-Mejdel. Considerable portions have also passed into the hands of Jews. The land is almost entirely cleared, and it rewards the toil of the husbandman with all its ancient generosity.

W. Ewing

GENNESARET, LAKE OF

ge-nes'-a-ret

See GALILEE, SEA OF.

LAKE OF GENNESARET

ge-nes'-a-ret.

See GALILEE, SEA OF.

Greek
1082. Gennesaret -- Gennesaret, a fertile plain on W. shore of the ...
... 1081, 1082. Gennesaret. 1083 . Gennesaret, a fertile plain on W. shore of
the Sea of Galilee. Part of Speech: Proper Noun, Indeclinable ...
//strongsnumbers.com/greek2/1082.htm - 6k
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The Lake of Gennesaret; Or, the Sea of Galilee and Tiberias.
... A Chorographical Century. Chapters 61-70 Chapter 70 The lake of Gennesaret;
or, the sea of Galilee and Tiberias. Jordan is measured ...
/.../lightfoot/from the talmud and hebraica/chapter 70 the lake of.htm

The Country of Gennesaret.
... A Chorographical Century. Chapters 71-80 Chapter 79 The country of Gennesaret. ...
The fruits of Gennesaret are mentioned as being of great fame. ...
/.../lightfoot/from the talmud and hebraica/chapter 79 the country of.htm

Within what Tribe the Lake of Gennesaret Was.
... A Chorographical Century. Chapters 71-80 Chapter 71 Within what tribe the
lake of Gennesaret was. By comparing the maps with the ...
/.../lightfoot/from the talmud and hebraica/chapter 71 within what tribe.htm

The Night of Miracles on the Lake of Gennesaret
... THE ASCENT: FROM THE RIVER JORDAN TO THE MOUNT OF TRANSFIGURATION. CHAPTER XXX.
THE NIGHT OF MIRACLES ON THE LAKE OF GENNESARET. (Matthew 14:22-36; John 15-21.) ...
/.../edersheim/the life and times of jesus the messiah/chapter xxx the night of.htm

The Disposition of the Tribes in Galilee.
... The tribe of Issachar held the south country of Galilee: some maps place it on the
south of the sea of Gennesaret, not illy: but it is ill done of them to ...
/.../lightfoot/from the talmud and hebraica/chapter 62 the disposition of.htm

Of the Situation of Tiberias.
... Consult the maps, and you see Tiberias in them seated, as it were, in the middle
shore of the sea of Gennesaret, equally distant almost from the utmost south ...
/.../lightfoot/from the talmud and hebraica/chapter 73 of the situation.htm

Julias-Bethsaida
... built by Philip, heretofore called Bethsaida, of which the same author writes thus:
"Philip, having raised the town Bethsaida on the lake of Gennesaret to the ...
/.../lightfoot/from the talmud and hebraica/chapter 93 julias-bethsaida.htm

Capernaum
... The evangelists, compared together, do make it clear, that this city was
seated in the land of Gennesaret. For when it is said by ...
/.../lightfoot/from the talmud and hebraica/chapter 80 capernaum.htm

Concerning the Canaanitish Woman. Meaning of the "Borders of Tyre ...
... Was it from the land of Gennesaret, concerning which it was said before, "And when
they had crossed over they came into the land of Gennesaret?" [5488] But He ...
/.../16 concerning the canaanitish woman.htm

From the Talmud and Hebraica
... Chapter 70 The lake of Gennesaret; or, the sea of Galilee and Tiberias. A
Chorographical Century. ... Chapter 71 Within what tribe the lake of Gennesaret was. ...
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Thesaurus
Gennesaret (3 Occurrences)
... Chinnereth (Joshua 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 ...
/g/gennesaret.htm - 11k

Genneseret
... Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia GENNESARET, LAND OF. ge-nes'-a-ret he ge
Gennesaret): 1. The Name: The first syllable of the name ...
/g/genneseret.htm - 9k

Land (19790 Occurrences)
... 15. (vi) To go on shore from a ship or boat; to disembark; to come to the end of
a course. Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. GENNESARET, LAND OF. ...
/l/land.htm - 21k

Capernaum (16 Occurrences)
... The "land of Gennesaret," near, if not in, which it was situated, was one
of the most prosperous and crowded districts of Palestine. ...
/c/capernaum.htm - 23k

Gennes'aret (2 Occurrences)
Gennes'aret. Gennesaret, Gennes'aret. Genneseret . ... Mark 6:53 And having passed
over, they came upon the land of Gennesaret, and drew to the shore, (See RSV) ...
/g/gennes'aret.htm - 6k

Bethsaida (7 Occurrences)
... Easton's Bible Dictionary House of fish. (1.) A town in Galilee, on the west side
of the sea of Tiberias, in the "land of Gennesaret." It was the native place ...
/b/bethsaida.htm - 19k

Lake (45 Occurrences)
... LAKE. lak (limne): The word is used (Luke 5:1, 2; Luke 8:22, 23, 33) of the Lake
of Gennesaret or Sea of Galilee, and (Revelation 19:20; Revelation 20:10, 14, 15 ...
/l/lake.htm - 24k

Landed (10 Occurrences)
... Multi-Version Concordance Landed (10 Occurrences). Matthew 14:34 And having
passed over, they came to the land of Gennesaret, (See NIV). ...
/l/landed.htm - 9k

Magadan (1 Occurrence)
... In this case we might look for Dalmanutha and Magadan somewhere South of
the Plain of Gennesaret, at the foot of the western hills. ...
/m/magadan.htm - 8k

Passed (329 Occurrences)
... wheat and eat them. (WEY). Matthew 14:34 And having passed over, they came
to the land of Gennesaret, (YLT). Matthew 15:29 And Jesus ...
/p/passed.htm - 34k

Concordance
Gennesaret (3 Occurrences)

Matthew 14:34
When they had crossed over, they came to the land of Gennesaret.
(WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Mark 6:53
When they had crossed over, they came to land at Gennesaret, and moored to the shore.
(WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

Luke 5:1
Now it happened, while the multitude pressed on him and heard the word of God, that he was standing by the lake of Gennesaret.
(WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

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