also known as: Gennesareth
Meaning: a garden of riches
Gennesaret, a town of Naphtali
It is also 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.
The Lake of Gennesaret
This is the Grecized form of CHINNERETH
See: SEA OF GALILEE
Article Version: June 20, 2019