Dictionary of Bible Names

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Bible Meaning: Harps, harp shaped
Strong's Concordance #H3672

Chinnereth (Joshua 19:35) is the KJV name of a city and the sea it lies near. The name can also be spelled Chinneroth (Joshua 11:2, 12:3) or Cinneroth (1Kings 15:20).

The Sea of Galilee is also referred to, in Scripture, as the Sea of Chinnereth (Numbers 34:11), the Sea of Tiberias (John 6:1) and Lake Gennesaret (Luke 5:1). See our listing on Galilee for more information on Chinnereth as it relates to the New Testament's famous body of water.

The city of Chinneroth (Chinnereth), whose exact location is unknown, is believed to have existed on the western end of the sea possibly named after it. The fenced city would have been located in an area given to the tribe of Naphtali as an inheritance in the Promised Land.

Important Verses

Numbers 34:2, 11
Command the children of Israel, and say unto them, When ye come into the land of Canaan; (this is the land that shall fall unto you for an inheritance, even the land of Canaan with the coasts thereof:) . . .

And the coast shall go down from Shepham to Riblah, on the east side of Ain; and the border shall descend, and shall reach unto the side of the sea of Chinnereth eastward . . .

Joshua 11:2
And to the kings that were on the north of the mountains, and of the plains south of Chinneroth (Chinnereth), and in the valley, and in the borders of Dor on the west . . .

Joshua 19:32, 35
The sixth lot came out to the children of Naphtali, even for the children of Naphtali according to their families. And their coast was from Heleph, from Allon to Zaanannim, and Adami, Nekeb, and Jabneel, unto Lakum; and the outgoings thereof were at Jordan. . .

And the fenced cities are Ziddim, Zer, and Hammath, Rakkath, and Chinnereth.

Deuteronomy 3:16 - 17
And unto the Reubenites and unto the Gadites I gave from Gilead even unto the river Arnon half the valley, and the border even unto the river Jabbok . . .

The plain also, and Jordan, and the coast thereof, from Chinnereth even unto the sea of the plain, even the salt sea, under Ashdothpisgah eastward.

1Kings 15:20
So Benhadad hearkened unto king Asa, and sent the captains of the hosts which he had against the cities of Israel, and smote Ijon, and Dan, and Abelbethmaachah, and all Cinneroth (Chinnereth), with all the land of Naphtali.

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