Chinnereth

Chinnereth [N] [S]

lyre, the singular form of the word ( Deuteronomy 3:17 ; Joshua 19:35 ), which is also used in the plural form, Chinneroth, the name of a fenced city which stood near the shore of the lake of Galilee, a little to the south of Tiberias. The town seems to have given its name to a district, as appears from 1 Kings 15:20 , where the plural form of the word is used.

The Sea of Chinnereth ( Numbers 34:11 ; Joshua 13:27 ), or of Chinneroth ( Joshua 12: : 3 ), was the "lake of Gennesaret" or "sea of Tiberias" ( Deuteronomy 3:17 ; Joshua 11:2 ). Chinnereth was probably an ancient Canaanitish name adopted by the Israelites into their language.

These dictionary topics are from
M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.

[N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
[S] indicates this entry was also found in Smith's Bible Dictionary

Bibliography Information

Easton, Matthew George. "Entry for Chinnereth". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". .

Chinnereth [N] [E]

(circuit ), accurately Cinnareth, a fortified city in the tribe of Naphtali, ( Joshua 19:35 ) only, of which no trace is found in later writers, and no remains by travellers.


[N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
[E] indicates this entry was also found in Easton's Bible Dictionary

Bibliography Information

Smith, William, Dr. "Entry for 'Chinnereth'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary". . 1901.