Sea of Galilee


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Galilee, Sea of,

 

Lake Tiberias

(tībĭr`ēəs), or

Lake Kinneret

(kĭn`ərĕt'), lake, 64 sq mi (166 sq km), 14 mi (23 km) long, and 3 to 7 mi (4.8–11.3 km) wide, NE Israel; its surface is c.700 ft (210 m) below sea level. The lake, occupying a downwarped basin, is fed and drained by the Jordan River. The Syria border follows part of the eastern shore, now occupied by Israel as part of the Golan HeightsGolan Heights,
strategic upland region (2003 est. pop. 10,500), c.500 sq mi (1,250 sq km), SW Syria. It borders S Lebanon, NE Israel, and NW Jordan. It takes its name from the ancient city of Golan and was known as Gaulanitis in New Testament times.
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. Mineral springs, some of them hot, discharge into the lake, giving it a saline character. Israel's National Water Carrier Project uses the Sea of Galilee as a reservoir for water pumped south, via the National Water Conduit, to the Negev desert for irrigation and to the coastal plain to recharge the overdrawn watertable. However, despite the project, Israel's water supply in the late 20th cent. was restricted by a drop in the water level due to seasonal drought and increasing demand. In the time of Jesus there was a flourishing fishing industry in the lake; some fishing is still carried on, but the lake has suffered from overfishing. In the Old Testament the Sea of Galilee was called the Sea of Chinnereth or Chinneroth. In the New Testament it is named variously from nearby geographical features—Galilee, Gennesaret, or Tiberias.

Galilee, Sea of

 

(Lake Tiberias, Lake of Gennesaret, Bahr Tabariya), a lake in the historical region of Palestine within the state of Israel; part of the eastern shore forms part of the border between Syria and Israel. The Sea of Galilee is situated in the northern part of the Ghor (Al-Ghor) tectonic basin at an elevation of 212 m below sea level. It covers an area of 145 sq km and reaches a depth of 48 m. The western and eastern shores are mostly steep; the northern and southern shores are gradually sloping. The Jordan River flows through the Sea of Galilee. Fish are plentiful. Navigation is local in character.

In the New Testament, the Sea of Galilee figures in many legends about Jesus Christ. In 1187, near the Sea of Galilee, the Crusaders met the Egyptian sultan Saladin in a battle that was won by the Egyptian forces.

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One of the reasons for the export of Kosher wine from Israel to Jews around the world, is the fact it will have been aged in seawater within the tanks; with the water coming from the promised land, namely the water from the sea of Galilee.
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For nearly 100 years the Ottoman ship "Shariah" has been at the bottom of Lake Kinneret, the Sea of Galilee.
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By Karl Walker- Hebron/ PNN/ In 2015, Yinon Reuveni, a far-right Jewish extremist firebombed the Church of the Multiplication at Tabgha, on the Sea of Galilee.
At the Sea of Galilee after the resurrection, Jesus appeared to Peter and to the disciples for the third time when he invited them to eat bread and some of the fish they had caught.
Also known as the Church of the Multiplication, the church located on the shore of the Sea of Galilee is traditionally believed to be the site of Jesus' miracle of the fish and loaves, where he was able to feed a multitude of people with only five loaves of bread and two fish.
The 20 NIS banknote with Rachel the Poetess (1890 – 1931), the matriarch of modern Hebrew poetry, includes vistas of her beloved Sea of Galilee shoreline, palm trees, and verses from her signature poem "Kinneret.
From numerous lookout points, visitors can gaze out onto the Sea of Galilee, the Golan Heights and Mount Hermon.
In 2014, a group of mostly Jewish youth attacked the Church of the Multiplication's outdoor prayer area along the Sea of Galilee, pelting worshippers with stones, destroying a cross and throwing benches into the lake.
Other highlights of the trip will include the Mount of Olives and Mount Zion, Jerusalem, the Sea of Galilee (with a boat ride in a traditional vessel), Mount Tabor, the site of Christ's baptism on the River Jordan, and Cana where Jesus turned the water into wine at a wedding.
From Jerusalem, we headed east, dropping to the lowest point on Earth at the Dead Sea, before turning north up the Judean desert and the Jordan Valley to the Sea of Galilee.