* sea of Chinneroth.
This inland sea, or rather lake, which drives its several
names, the Lake of Tiberias, Sea of Galilee, Lake of
Gennesareth, from the territory which forms its western and
south-western border, is computed to be between seventeen and
eighteen miles in length, and from five to six in breadth.
The waters of this lake, which are sweet and agreeable, lie in
a deep basin, surrounded with lofty hills, except at the north
and south, where it is a plain country or level. There is a
current through the whole lake even to the shore; and the
Jordan through it is discernible by the smoothness of the
surface in that part. Its appearance from the north- western
extremity is said by Mr. Buckingham to be exceedingly grand;
but the barren aspect of the mountains on each side, and the
total absence of wood, give a cast of dullness to the picture.
11:2 De 3:17 Joh 6:1
* Sea of Tiberias. the sea.
3:16 15:2,5 Ge 14:3 19:25 De 3:17
* the south. or, Teman. Ashdoth-pisgah. or, the springs of
Pisgah, or, the hill.
Nu 21:20 De 3:17 *marg: