Galilee, Sea of

geographical name
Gal·​i·​lee, Sea of | \ ˈga-lə-ˌlē How to pronounce Galilee, Sea of (audio) \
variants: or modern Lake Tiberias \ tī-​ˈbir-​ē-​əs How to pronounce Lake Tiberias (audio) \ or biblical Lake of Gennesaret \ gə-​ˈne-​sə-​ˌret How to pronounce Lake of Gennesaret (audio) , -​rət \ or Sea of Tiberias or Sea of Chinnereth \ ˈki-​nə-​ˌreth How to pronounce Sea of Chinnereth (audio) \ or Hebrew Yam Kinneret \ ˈyäm-​ˈki-​nə-​ˌret How to pronounce Yam Kinneret (audio) \

Definition of Galilee, Sea of

lake 13 miles (21 kilometers) long and 7 miles (11 kilometers) wide in northern Israel on the Syrian border traversed by the Jordan River; about 700 feet (212 meters) below sea level

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