Sea of Tiberias
geographical name see Galilee, Sea of

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Sea of Galilee —     Sea of Tiberias     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Sea of Tiberias     So called in John 21:1 (cf. 6:1), otherwise known as the sea of Galilee (Matthew 4:18; Mark 1:16; John 6:1) or as the lake of Genesareth (Luke 5:1, and Rabbinical writings), or …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Sea of Galilee — ) or Sea of Gennesaret [ Complete Gospels , Robert J. Miller editor, 1992, translation note to Mark 4:35 41: ...Mark calls this lake the sea , using a word ( thalassa ) that most Greek writers reserve for the much larger Mediterranean (Luke uses… …   Wikipedia

  • Tiberias, Sea of — • So called in John 21:1 (cf. 6:1), otherwise known as the sea of Galilee Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006 …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Tiberias, Sea of —    Called also the Sea of Galilee (q.v.) and of Gennesaret. In the Old Testament it is called the Sea of Chinnereth or Chinneroth. John (21:1) is the only evangelist who so designates this lake. His doing so incidentally confirms the opinion that …   Easton's Bible Dictionary

  • Sea of Galilee Boat — The Sea of Galilee Boat housed in the Yigal Alon Museum in Kibbutz Ginosar, Tiberias The Sea of Galilee Boat also known as the Jesus Boat was an ancient fishing boat from the 1st century CE (the time of Jesus Christ), discovered in 1986 on the… …   Wikipedia

  • Sea of Galilee —    A small (14 miles long and 8 miles across at its broadest point) freshwater lake in northern Israel; often mentioned in the Bible. It is called the Sea of Kinneret (Lake Kinneret) in the Old Testament. The name Galilee is used in the New… …   Historical Dictionary of Israel

  • Tiberias, Sea of — geographical name see Tiberias, Lake …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Justus of Tiberias — (1st century AD)    Jewish historian. Justus came from a respected family in Tiberias, which was in the domain of the last of the Herodian dynasty, Agrippa II, tetrarch of the region round the Sea of Galilee. He had a Greek education, and both… …   Who’s Who in Jewish History after the period of the Old Testament

  • Galilee, Sea of — or modern Lake Tiberias or biblical Lake of Gennesaret or Sea of Tiberias or Sea of Chinnereth or Hebrew Yam Kinneret geographical name lake 13 miles (21 kilometers) long & 7 miles (11 kilometers) wide N Israel on Syrian border traversed by… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Galilee, Sea of —    (Matt. 4:18; 15:29), is mentioned in the Bible under three other names.    1) In the Old Testament it is called the sea of Chinnereth (Num. 34:11; Josh. 12:3; 13:27), as is supposed from its harp like shape. (2). The lake of Gennesareth once… …   Easton's Bible Dictionary

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