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Lake

See MEROM and SEA. That most terrible description of hell, as a lake burning with fire and brimstone, Revelation 19:20 21:8, recalls the fire and sea in which Sodom was consumed and swallowed up.

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (n.) A pigment formed by combining some coloring matter, usually by precipitation, with a metallic oxide or earth, esp. with aluminium hydrate; as, madder lake; Florentine lake; yellow lake, etc.

2. (n.) A kind of fine white linen, formerly in use.

3. (v. i.) To play; to sport.

4. (n.) A large body of water contained in a depression of the earth's surface, and supplied from the drainage of a more or less extended area.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
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; Revelation 21:8) of the "lake of fire and brimstone." Lakes are not abundant in Syria and Palestine. The Dead Sea, which might be called a lake, is in most places in English Versions of the Bible called the Salt Sea. It is called by the Arabs Bachr Lut, Sea of Lot. It is a question whether the Waters of Merom (Joshua 11:5, 7) can be identified with the Chuleh, a marshy lake in the course of the Upper Jordan, North of the Sea of Galilee. East of Damascus on the edge of the desert there are saltish lakes in which the water of the rivers of Damascus (see 2 Kings 5:12) is gathered and evaporates. In the Lebanon West of Ba`albek is the small Lake Yammuneh, which is fed by copious springs, but whose water disappears in the latter part of the summer, being drained off by subterranean channels. The Lake of Kums on the Orontes is artificial, though ancient. On the lower Orontes is the Lake of Antioch.

Alfred Ely Day

LAKE OF FIRE

(limne tou puros): Found in Revelation 19:20; Revelation 20:10, 14 (bis), 15. Revelation 21:8 has "the lake that burneth with fire and brimstone." The brimstone in connection with "the lake of fire" occurs also in Revelation 19:20 and 10, the latter being a backward reference to the former passage. In Revelation 20:14 the words, "This is the second death, even the lake of fire" are either a gloss originally intended to elucidate 20:15 through a reference to 20:6, or, if part of the text, formed originally the close of 20:15, whence they became displaced on account of the identity of the words once immediately preceding them in 20:15 with the words now preceding them in 20:14. The "lake of fire" can be called "the second death" only with reference to the lost among men (20:15), not with reference to death and Hades (20:14). In all the above references "the lake of fire" appears as a place of punishment, of perpetual torment, not of annihilation (20:10). The beast (19:20); the pseudo-prophet (19:20; 20:10); the devil (20:10); the wicked of varying description (20:15; 21:8), are cast into it. When the same is affirmed of death and Hades (20:14), it is doubtful whether this is meant as a mere figure for the cessation of these two evils personified, or has a more realistic background in the existence of two demon-powers so named (compare Isaiah 25:8 1 Corinthians 15:26, 54;; 2 Esdras 7:31). The Scriptural source for the conception of "the lake of fire" lies in Genesis 19:24, where already the fire and the brimstone occur together, while the locality of the catastrophe described is the neighborhood of the Dead Sea. The association of the Dead Sea with this fearful judgment of God, together with the desolate appearance of the place, rendered it a striking figure for the scene of eschatological retribution. The two other Old Testament passages which have "fire and brimstone" (Psalm 11:6 Ezekiel 38:22) are dependent on the Genesis passage, with which they have the figure of "raining" in common. In Revelation 21:8, "their part" seems to allude to Psalm 11:6, "the portion of their cup." In Enoch 67:4; the Dead Sea appears as the place of punishment for evil spirits. Of late it has been proposed to derive "the lake of fire" from "the stream of fire" which destroys the enemies of Ahura in the Zoroastrian eschatology; so Bousset, Die Offenbarung Johannis, 1906, 433, 434. But the figures of a stream and a lake are different; compare 2 Esdras 13:9-11, where a stream of fire proceeds from the mouth of the Messiah for the destruction of His enemies. Besides, the Persian fire is, in part, a fire of purification, and not of destruction only (Bousset, 442), and even in the apocalyptic Book of Enoch, the fires of purification and of punishment are not confounded (compare Enoch 67:4 with 90:20). The Old Testament fully explains the entire conception.

Geerhardus Vos

FIRE, LAKE OF

See LAKE OF FIRE.

GENNESARET, LAKE OF

ge-nes'-a-ret

See GALILEE, SEA OF.

LAKE OF GENNESARET

ge-nes'-a-ret.

See GALILEE, SEA OF.

Greek
3041. limne -- a lake
... limne. 3042 . a lake. Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine Transliteration: limne Phonetic
Spelling: (lim'-nay) Short Definition: a lake Definition: a lake. ...
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1082. Gennesaret -- Gennesaret, a fertile plain on W. shore of the ...
... Gennesaret Phonetic Spelling: (ghen-nay-sar-et') Short Definition: Gennesaret
Definition: Gennesaret, a fertile district by the lake of Tiberias, which was in ...
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2281. thalassa -- the sea
... the sea. Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine Transliteration: thalassa Phonetic Spelling:
(thal'-as-sah) Short Definition: the sea, lake Definition: (a) the sea, in ...
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123. aigialos -- the seashore
... aigialos Phonetic Spelling: (ahee-ghee-al-os') Short Definition: sea-coast, beach
Definition: sea-coast, (sandy) beach; shore (of sea or lake), land. ...
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1067. geenna -- Gehenna, a valley W. and South of Jer., also a ...
... evil. 1067 (a transliteration of the Hebrew term, , "the valley of Hinnom") --
, ie (also referred to as the "lake of fire" in ). ...
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1179. Dekapolis -- Decapolis, a region East of the Jordan
... Decapolis Definition: Decapolis, meaning a group or district of ten cities (of the
Greek type) in Palestine, mostly south-east of the Lake of Tiberias; the ...
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5085. Tiberias -- Tiberias, a city of Galilee, also another name ...
... Tiberias. From Tiberios; Tiberias, the name of a town and a lake in Palestine --
Tiberias. see GREEK Tiberios. (tiberiados) -- 3 Occurrences. 5084, 5085. ...
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Strong's Hebrew
3672. Kinaroth -- a city in Galilee, also a lake near the city
... a city in Galilee, also a lake near the city. Transliteration: Kinaroth or Kinnereth
Phonetic Spelling: (kin-ner-oth') Short Definition: Chinnereth. ...
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6002. Amaleq -- a descendant of Esau, also his posterity
... 6001b, 6002. Amaleq. 6003 . a descendant of Esau, also his posterity.
Transliteration: Amaleq Phonetic Spelling: (am-aw-lake') Short Definition: Amalek. ...
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3230. Yamlek -- a Simeonite
... 3229, 3230. Yamlek. 3231 . a Simeonite. Transliteration: Yamlek Phonetic
Spelling: (yam-lake') Short Definition: Jamlech. Word Origin ...
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4792. Merom -- a place in Upper Galilee
... Merom. Formed like marowm; height; Merom, a lake in Palestine -- Merom. see HEBREW
marowm. 4791, 4792. Merom. 4793 . Strong's Numbers.
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479. illek -- these
... 478, 479. illek. 480 . these. Transliteration: illek Phonetic Spelling:
(il-lake') Short Definition: these. Word Origin (Aramaic) prol. ...
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4108. mahlek -- place to walk
... 4107, 4108. mahlek. 4109 . place to walk. Transliteration: mahlek Phonetic
Spelling: (mah-lake') Short Definition: walk. Word Origin the same as mahalak, qv ...
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Library

The Lake and the River
... THE LAKE AND THE RIVER. ... I venture to say that my text shows us a lake, a river, a
pitcher, and a draught. 'God so loved the world'"that is the lake. ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture i/the lake and the river.htm

Mirage or Lake
... MIRAGE OR LAKE. 'For in the wilderness shall waters break out, and streams
in the desert. And the glowing sand shall become a pool ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture h/mirage or lake.htm

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 Preachings on the Lake.
... CHAPTER X. THE PREACHINGS ON THE LAKE. Such was the group which, on the
borders of the lake of Tiberias, gathered around Jesus. ...
/...//christianbookshelf.org/renan/the life of jesus/chapter x the preachings on.htm

The Lake Samochonitis [Or Semechonitis. ]
... Chapters 61-70 Chapter 69 The lake Samochonitis [or Semechonitis.]. ... "The lake
Semechonitis is thirty furlongs in breadth, and sixty in length. ...
/.../lightfoot/from the talmud and hebraica/chapter 69 the lake samochonitis.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

A Night on the Lake
... The DESIRE of AGES Chapter 40 A Night on the Lake. [This chapter is based
on Matt.14:22-33; Mark 6:45-52; John 6:14-21.] Seated upon ...
//christianbookshelf.org/white/the desire of ages/chapter 40 a night on.htm

Stories Told by the Lake.
... THE NEW TESTAMENT. CHAPTER XX. STORIES TOLD BY THE LAKE. Jesus ... separated. This
was a wonderful day by the blue waters of the Lake of Galilee. ...
/.../lathbury/childs story of the bible/chapter xx stories told by.htm

The River of Egypt, Rhinocorura. The Lake of Sirbon.
... The Lake of Sirbon. Pliny ... Pelusium. Sirbon implies burning; the name of the lake
being derived from its nature, which is fiery and bituminous. ...
/.../lightfoot/from the talmud and hebraica/chapter 8 the river of.htm

How St Francis Passed the Time of Lent in an Island, on the Lake ...
... HERE BEGIN THE LITTLE FLOWERS OF SAINT FRANCIS OF ASSISI CHAPTER VII HOW ST FRANCIS
PASSED THE TIME OF LENT IN AN ISLAND, ON THE LAKE OF PERUGIA, WHERE HE ...
/.../the little flowers of st francis of assisi/chapter vii how st francis.htm

Thesaurus
Lake (45 Occurrences)
... with aluminium hydrate; as, madder lake; Florentine lake; yellow lake, etc.
2. (n.) A kind of fine white linen, formerly in use. ...LAKE. ...
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Shore (45 Occurrences)
... 6. (n.) The coast or land adjacent to a large body of water, as an ocean, lake,
or large river. 7. (vt) To set on shore. Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. SHORE ...
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Merom (2 Occurrences)
... Easton's Bible Dictionary Height, a lake in Northern Palestine through
which the Jordan flows. It was the scene of the third and ...
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Gennesaret (3 Occurrences)
... 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 ...
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Bethsaida (7 Occurrences)
... John 6:17; Matthew 14:15-21), and where the blind man had his sight restored (Mark
8:22), on the east side of the lake, two miles up the Jordan. ...
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Throwing (29 Occurrences)
... Matthew 4:18 And walking along the shore of the Lake of Galilee He saw two
brothers--Simon called Peter and his brother Andrew--throwing a drag-net into the ...
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Across (172 Occurrences)
... See RSV). Mark 6:47 When evening was come, the boat was half way across
the Lake, while he Himself was on shore alone. (WEY). Mark ...
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Tiberias (3 Occurrences)
... John (21:1) is the only evangelist who so designates this lake. ... It thus naturally
gave its name to the lake. Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. TIBERIAS. ...
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Armenia (2 Occurrences)
... This "Mountain of the World" was the present Jabal Judi, South of Lake Van. ...
Shalmaneser II tells of the wickerwork coracles on Lake Van. ...
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Capernaum (16 Occurrences)
... Acco and Tyre. It has been identified with Tell Hum, about two miles
south-west of where the Jordan flows into the lake. Here are ...
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Concordance
Lake (45 Occurrences)

Matthew 4:13
and leaving Nazareth He went and settled at Capernaum, a town by the Lake on the frontiers of Zebulun and Naphtali,
(WEY NIV)

Matthew 4:15
"Zebulun's land and Naphtali's land; the road by the Lake; the country beyond the Jordan; Galilee of the Nations!
(WEY)

Matthew 4:18
And walking along the shore of the Lake of Galilee He saw two brothers--Simon called Peter and his brother Andrew--throwing a drag-net into the Lake; for they were fishers.
(WEY NIV)

Matthew 8:18
Seeing great crowds about Him Jesus had given directions to cross to the other side of the Lake,
(WEY NIV)

Matthew 8:24
But suddenly there arose a great storm on the Lake, so that the waves threatened to engulf the boat; but He was asleep.
(WEY NIV)

Matthew 8:32
"Go," He replied. Then they came out from the men and went into the swine, whereupon the entire herd instantly rushed down the cliff into the Lake and perished in the water.
(WEY NIV)

Matthew 13:1
That same day Jesus had left the house and was sitting on the shore of the Lake,
(WEY NIV)

Matthew 13:47
"Again, the Kingdom of Heaven is like a dragnet, that was cast into the sea, and gathered some fish of every kind,
(See NIV)

Matthew 14:24
Meanwhile the boat was far out on the Lake, buffeted and tossed by the waves, the wind being adverse.
(WEY)

Matthew 14:25
In the fourth watch of the night, Jesus came to them, walking on the sea.
(See NIV)

Matthew 14:26
When the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were troubled, saying, "It's a ghost!" and they cried out for fear.
(See NIV)

Matthew 15:29
Again, moving thence, Jesus went along by the Lake of Galilee; and ascending the hill, He sat down there.
(WEY)

Matthew 16:5
When the disciples arrived at the other side of the Lake, they found that they had forgotten to bring any bread;
(WEY NIV)

Matthew 17:27
"However, lest we cause them to sin, go and throw a hook into the Lake, and take the first fish that comes up. When you open its mouth, you will find a shekel in it: bring that coin and give it to them for yourself and me."
(WEY NIV)

Mark 1:16
One day, passing along the shore of the Lake of Galilee, He saw Simon and Andrew, Simon's brother, throwing their nets in the Lake; for they were fisherman.
(WEY NIV)

Mark 2:13
Again He went out to the shore of the Lake, and the whole multitude kept coming to Him, and He taught them.
(WEY NIV)

Mark 3:7
Accordingly Jesus withdrew with His disciples to the Lake, and a vast crowd of people from Galilee followed Him;
(WEY NIV)

Mark 4:1
Once more He began to teach by the side of the Lake, and a vast multitude of people came together to listen to Him. He therefore went on board the boat and sat there, a little way from the land; and all the people were on the shore close to the water.
(WEY NIV)

Mark 5:1
So they arrived at the opposite shore of the Lake, in the country of the Gerasenes.
(WEY NIV)

Mark 5:13
He gave them leave; and the foul spirits came out and entered into the swine, and the herd--about 2,000 in number--rushed headlong down the cliff into the Lake and were drowned in the Lake.
(WEY NIV)

Mark 5:21
When Jesus had re-crossed in the boat to the other side, a vast multitude came crowding to Him; and He was on the shore of the Lake,
(WEY NIV)

Mark 6:47
When evening was come, the boat was half way across the Lake, while he Himself was on shore alone.
(WEY NIV)

Mark 6:48
Seeing them distressed in rowing, for the wind was contrary to them, about the fourth watch of the night he came to them, walking on the sea, and he would have passed by them,
(See NIV)

Mark 6:49
but they, when they saw him walking on the sea, supposed that it was a ghost, and cried out;
(See NIV)

Mark 7:31
Returning from the neighbourhood of Tyre, He came by way of Sidon to the Lake of Galilee, passing through the district of the Ten Towns.
(WEY)

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 DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Luke 5:2
He saw two boats standing by the lake, but the fishermen had gone out of them, and were washing their nets.
(WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)

Luke 8:22
Now it happened on one of those days, that he entered into a boat, himself and his disciples, and he said to them, "Let's go over to the other side of the lake." So they launched out.
(WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Luke 8:23
But as they sailed, he fell asleep. A wind storm came down on the lake, and they were taking on dangerous amounts of water.
(WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Luke 8:26
They arrived at the country of the Gadarenes, which is opposite Galilee.
(See NIV)

Luke 8:33
The demons came out from the man, and entered into the pigs, and the herd rushed down the steep bank into the lake, and were drowned.
(WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

John 6:1
After this Jesus went away across the Lake of Galilee (that is, the Lake of Tiberias)
(WEY)

John 6:16
When evening came on, His disciples went down to the Lake.
(WEY NIV)

John 6:17
There they got on board a boat, and pushed off to cross the Lake to Capernaum. By this time it had become dark, and Jesus had not yet joined them.
(WEY NIV)

John 6:18
The Lake also was getting rough, because a strong wind was blowing.
(WEY)

John 6:22
Next morning the crowd who were still standing about on the other side of the Lake found that there had been but one small boat there, and they had seen that Jesus did not go on board with His disciples, but that His disciples went away without Him.
(WEY NIV)

John 6:25
So when they had crossed the Lake and had found Him, they asked Him, "Rabbi, when did you come here?"
(WEY NIV)

John 21:1
After this, Jesus again showed Himself to the disciples. It was at the Lake of Tiberias. The circumstances were as follows.
(WEY)

Revelation 19:20
The beast was taken, and with him the false prophet who worked the signs in his sight, with which he deceived those who had received the mark of the beast and those who worshiped his image. These two were thrown alive into the lake of fire that burns with sulfur.
(WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Revelation 20:10
The devil who deceived them was thrown into the lake of fire and sulfur, where the beast and the false prophet are also. They will be tormented day and night forever and ever.
(WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Revelation 20:14
Death and Hades were thrown into the lake of fire. This is the second death, the lake of fire.
(WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Revelation 20:15
If anyone was not found written in the book of life, he was cast into the lake of fire.
(WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Revelation 21:8
But for the cowardly, unbelieving, sinners, abominable, murderers, sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars, their part is in the lake that burns with fire and sulfur, which is the second death."
(WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Deuteronomy 33:23
For Yahweh's portion is his people. Jacob is the lot of his inheritance.
(See RSV NIV)

Job 14:11
The waters recede from the lake, and the river wasteth and drieth up:
(DBY RSV)

Subtopics

Lake

Lake of Fire

Lake of Gennesaret

Lakes

Related Terms

Shore (45 Occurrences)

Merom (2 Occurrences)

Gennesaret (3 Occurrences)

Bethsaida (7 Occurrences)

Throwing (29 Occurrences)

Across (172 Occurrences)

Tiberias (3 Occurrences)

Armenia (2 Occurrences)

Capernaum (16 Occurrences)

Graecia

Board (47 Occurrences)

Arabah (32 Occurrences)

Cities (427 Occurrences)

Ciccar

Vast (54 Occurrences)

Kadesh (30 Occurrences)

Nets (33 Occurrences)

Waters (386 Occurrences)

Cliff (11 Occurrences)

Sulfur (14 Occurrences)

Brimstone (14 Occurrences)

Along (500 Occurrences)

Thrown (126 Occurrences)

Jordan (188 Occurrences)

Plain (113 Occurrences)

Standing (334 Occurrences)

Crowd (166 Occurrences)

Nile (37 Occurrences)

Orontes

Genneseret

Fisherman (1 Occurrence)

Fiery (47 Occurrences)

Hazor (19 Occurrences)

Rush (35 Occurrences)

Drag-net (1 Occurrence)

Drag (19 Occurrences)

Deceived (55 Occurrences)

Pond (2 Occurrences)

Pisidia (2 Occurrences)

Burns (34 Occurrences)

Burneth (67 Occurrences)

Basin (37 Occurrences)

Crowding (9 Occurrences)

Chinnereth (4 Occurrences)

Ain (6 Occurrences)

Arrived (129 Occurrences)

Sulphur (7 Occurrences)

Simon's (9 Occurrences)

Gerasenes (3 Occurrences)

Galilee (73 Occurrences)

Lying (203 Occurrences)

Foul (41 Occurrences)

Lie (291 Occurrences)

Beside (326 Occurrences)

Syria (73 Occurrences)

Valley (187 Occurrences)

Red (124 Occurrences)

Headlong (15 Occurrences)

Dead (580 Occurrences)

Antioch (21 Occurrences)

Bring (1372 Occurrences)

Hades (11 Occurrences)

Peter (181 Occurrences)

Boat (52 Occurrences)

Gilead (130 Occurrences)

Great (10383 Occurrences)

Pool (25 Occurrences)

Boats (11 Occurrences)

Entered (291 Occurrences)

Bank (28 Occurrences)

Ships (46 Occurrences)

Fire (602 Occurrences)

Cross (157 Occurrences)

Washing (56 Occurrences)

Sea (4178 Occurrences)

Greece (15 Occurrences)

Exodus (2 Occurrences)

Beast (243 Occurrences)

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