Sea of Galilee

The Sea of Galilee is a freshwater lake in Israel that was, according to the New Testament, a place often visited by Jesus Christ. To Israelis it is called Lake Kinneret

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What is the size of the Sea of Galilee?

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The Sea of Galilee is approximately 33 miles in circumference, about 13 miles long, and eight miles wide. Answer A large-scale map shows the Sea of Galilee (also known as Lake Tiberias) as being an irregularly shaped, fresh-water lake, approximately 12km at its widest, and roughly 21 km (~ 13 miles) north to south. In the third century, Porphyry described the Sea of Galilee: "Experts in the truth of these places report that there is no sea there, though they do refer to a small, river-fed lake at the foot of the mountains in Galilee near the city Tiberius, a lake easily traversed in small canoes in no more than two hours and insufficiently capacious for waves or storms."
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Is the Sea of Galilee fresh water or salt water?

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The Sea of Galilee is fresh water, fed by the River Jordan. The salinity is beginning to increase from salt water springs in the bed of the lake because too much fresh water is being extracted, but it remains a fresh water lake at present.
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Is Jerusalem in the galilee?

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No, it isn't. No. The Galilee is the northern region of Israel. It is a very green region of the country, especially in the east, where it sits along the Sea of Galilee. Jerusalem, by contrast is in the hilly region of Judah in the south-central part of the country. It is over an hour's drive to get to the Galilee from Jerusalem.
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When did Sea of Galilee change to Sea of Tiberias?

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The Sea of Galilee is also known as Kinneret, Lake of Gennesaret and Lake Tiberias. The name, Sea of Galilee, is purely of Christian origin and probably originated in Mark's Gospel. On one view, the author of Mark wanted to portray the relatively tiny lake as a sea, in order to match the image of great waves that threatened to sink the fishing boat with the disciples. Emperor Tiberius reigned from 14 to 37 CE, and this name was used long before Mark's Gospel for an important city built on the lake's southern shore. At some stage, the lake came to be called Lake Tiberias, although not by the Jews, who continued to refer to it as Kinneret. John's Gospel, believed to have been written in the early decades of the second century, mentions the Sea of Galilee, saying this was the same as the Sea of Tiberias, and from then onwards uses the name, Sea of Tiberias.
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Was galilee part of the roman empire?

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Yes, Galilee was an area in the Roman province of Judea.
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What did Jesus do in Galilee?

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Jesus performed most all His miracles in the area of Roman occupied Palestine called Galilee, which is west of the Sea of Galilee. Miracles such as the turning of the water into wine, health to the sick, giving sight to the blind, hearing to the deaf, speech to voiceless, life to the dead. He also did most of His teaching there as well. The gospel of John chapter 20 verses 30 & 31 tell us: 30) And many other signs truly did Jesus in the presence of his disciples, which are not written in this book: 31) But these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through his name.
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Why is the Sea of Galilee actually called a sea?

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In general use, the word "sea" is used to refer to large bodies of salt water, such as the oceans and partially landlocked waters such as the Mediterranean Sea or landlocked bodies such as the Caspian Sea. However, "sea" is also occasionally used to refer to large fresh water bodies, such as the Sea of Galilee. The Hebrew word is "yam" - "from an unused root meaning "to roar." The name is used in Hebrew to refer to a sea (as breaking in noisy surf) or a large body of water. The Sea of Galilee often has storms that raise the surf to a rather noisy pitch. So perhaps this is the reason why the ancients called it a 'sea'.
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Is the sea of galilee the dead sea?

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This is different sea. sea of galilee is in northern israel and also called the "Kinneret". the dead sea is in south of israel beween israel and jordan and also called the salt sea, it is the deepest place on earth.
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Why were Roman soldiers stationed in Galilee in the first half of the first century?

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Because Galilee was part of Roman territory at that time. Because Galilee was part of Roman territory at that time. Because Galilee was part of Roman territory at that time. Because Galilee was part of Roman territory at that time. Because Galilee was part of Roman territory at that time. Because Galilee was part of Roman territory at that time. Because Galilee was part of Roman territory at that time. Because Galilee was part of Roman territory at that time. Because Galilee was part of Roman territory at that time.
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What province is between galilee and judea?

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the province between galilee and judea is samaria
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Does the sea of Galilee have fresh water or salt water?

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The Sea of Galilee has fresh water, fed by the River Jordan. The salt content is beginning to increase from salt water springs in the bed of the lake because too much fresh water is being extracted, but it remains a fresh water lake at present
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What is the distance between the Sea of Galilee and the Dead Sea?

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It is roughly 65 miles / 105 kilometers in straight-line distance.
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What is Galilee called in present day?

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What the scriptures call the Sea of Galilee is today called Lake Kinneret. It has also been called Lake Tiberius, Lake of Gennesaret or the Sea of Gennesaret (Luke 5:1) Ginnosar, Lake of Gennesar, Sea of Chinneroth, Sea of Tiberias (Roman) and Waters of Gennesaret.
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How many countries have borders along the coast of the sea of Galilee?

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The sea of Galilee is within northeast Israel. There are no other countries that border this sea. The sea of Galilee is within northeast Israel. There are no other countries that border this sea. The sea of Galilee is within northeast Israel. There are no other countries that border this sea. The sea of Galilee is within northeast Israel. There are no other countries that border this sea. The sea of Galilee is within northeast Israel. There are no other countries that border this sea. The sea of Galilee is within northeast Israel. There are no other countries that border this sea.
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The distance from Galilee to Judea?

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The distance from Judea to Galilee which Jesus traveled as noted in John chapter 4 is 70 miles. This trip would have taken about 2 1/2 days.
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Which is sea is larger - Dead or Galilee?

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The Dead Sea is nearly 5 times larger than the Sea of Galilee. The Dead Sea is nearly 5 times larger than the Sea of Galilee. The Dead Sea is nearly 5 times larger than the Sea of Galilee. The Dead Sea is nearly 5 times larger than the Sea of Galilee. The Dead Sea is nearly 5 times larger than the Sea of Galilee. The Dead Sea is nearly 5 times larger than the Sea of Galilee. The Dead Sea is nearly 5 times larger than the Sea of Galilee. The Dead Sea is nearly 5 times larger than the Sea of Galilee. The Dead Sea is nearly 5 times larger than the Sea of Galilee. The Dead Sea is nearly 5 times larger than the Sea of Galilee. The Dead Sea is nearly 5 times larger than the Sea of Galilee.
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What does the name Galilee mean?

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It is the name of a region in northern Israel. In Hebrew, it suggests waves (galim), which in turn is based upon a rolling motion (galgel), since waves describe a circular movement. Looking south from the Galileean hills, one sees rolls of hills further south on clear days, which look like waves.
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What is the depth of Sea of Galilee?

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Could you refraise the question please it dosent make sense