Gennesaret
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Gennesaret
Bible Meaning: A harp
Strong's Concordance #G1082

In the Bible, the Sea of Galilee is also referred to as the Sea of Chinnereth (Numbers 34:11), the Sea of Tiberias (John 6:1) and Lake Gennesaret (Luke 5:1). Please see our article on Galilee for more information about the sea.

Gennesaret is also used as a reference to a fertile region around the lake.

Gennesaret is also used to refer to an area, on the northwest shore of the Sea of Galilee between Capernaum and Magdala, where Jesus performed many of his miracles.


Important verses

Matthew 14:22, 25, 34
And straightway Jesus constrained his disciples to get into a ship, and to go before him unto the other side, while he sent the multitudes away . . . And in the fourth watch of the night Jesus went unto them, walking on the sea . . .

And when they had crossed over, they came to the land, unto Gennesaret.

Map showing location of Gennesaret near Sea of Galilee Map
Location of Gennesaret

Mark 6:51, 53
And he went up unto them into the ship; and the wind ceased: and they were sore amazed in themselves beyond measure, and wondered . . .

And when they had crossed over, they came to the land unto Gennesaret, and moored to the shore.

Luke 4:42 - 44, 5:1
And when it was day, he (Jesus) departed and went into a desert place: and the people sought him, and came unto him, and stayed him, that he should not depart from them.

And he said unto them, I must preach the kingdom of God to other cities also: for therefore am I sent.

And he preached in the synagogues of Galilee. Now it came to pass, while the multitude pressed upon him and heard the word of God, that he was standing by the lake of Gennesaret.

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