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Chinnereth

also known as: Chinneroth, Sea of Galilee, Sea of Tiberias, Lake of Gennesareth

Meaning: lyre

the singular form of the word (Deuteronomy 3:17; Joshua 19:35), which is also used in the plural form, Chinneroth, the name of a fenced city which stood near the shore of the lake of Galilee, a little to the south of Tiberias

The town seems to have given its name to a district, as appears from 1 Kings 15:20, where the plural form of the word is used.

The Sea of Chinnereth (Numbers 34:11; Joshua 13:27), or of Chinneroth (Joshua 12: 3), was the “lake of Gennesaret” or “sea of Tiberias” (Deuteronomy 3:17; Joshua 11:2).

Chinnereth was probably an ancient Canaanitish name adopted by the Israelites into their language.