1. A town of Naphtali, called Chinnereth
(Joshua 19:35) sometimes in
the plural form Chinneroth
(Joshua 11:2) In later times the name was
gradually changed to Genezar and Gennesaret
(Luke 5:1) This city
stood on the western shore of the lake to which it gave its
name. No trace of it remains. The plain of Gennesaret has been
called, from its fertility and beauty, "the Paradise of
Galilee." It is now called el-Ghuweir.
2. The Lake of Gennesaret, the Grecized form of CHINNERETH (q.v.).