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Gennesareth
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In antiquity, the term “Gennesareth” was associated with the large freshwater lake in Galilee that receives its water from the Jordan River. In New Testament times, the name Gennesareth became a toponym that not only refers to the lake, but also includes the surrounding region on its western shore. This toponym depicts the main place of Jesus’ …

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Jöris, Steffen, “Gennesareth”, in: Brill Encyclopedia of Early Christianity Online, General Editor David G. Hunter, Paul J.J. van Geest, Bert Jan Lietaert Peerbolte. Consulted online on 20 April 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2589-7993_eeco_SIM_00001405>
First published online: 2018
First print edition: 20180827



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