Sea of Galilee

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The Sea of Galilee (2019)
This was situate about the center of the district of Galilee on the east. The Jordan enters it on the north, and leaves it on the south. Its waters are about 682 feet below the level of the Mediterranean, and its depth about 156 feet. Its length is about thirteen miles, and its widest part about seven miles. On the east of it was the country of the Gergesenes and the Gadarenes. Chorazin was on its north; Capernaum on its N.W.; then, coming southward, was Bethsaida of Galilee, with the plain of Gennesaret (or Chinnereth) near; then Magdala, Dalmanutha and Tiberias on the west. These places being near accounts for the sea being called the LAKE OF GENNESARET and the SEA OF TIBERIAS and of CHINNERETH.
The Lord crossed the sea several times, and taught from a ship near the shore, and once He walked upon its waters. Storms often arise suddenly, as did the one when the Lord was asleep on a pillow (Mark 4:37-41; Luke 8:22-25). Doubtless in those days the sea presented a busy scene with its many boats and fishermen; but now the towns are in desolation or have disappeared altogether. For a long time a boat was never afloat on its waters, but may now occasionally be seen, and many efforts are being made to bring about a resuscitation; but all effectual restoration must wait God’s appointed time for real blessing to be vouchsafed to Israel and their land; it is still “the land of promise.” The modern name of the Sea is Bahr Tubariya.