What is the Sea of Galilee called today?

Asked 3 years ago

It seems like the Sea of Galilee has gone by a few names. What is it known as today? Is the Sea of Galilee the same as the Dead Sea?

Andrew Fitch

Andrew Fitch

Friday, December 03, 2021

Hello -

The modern Hebrew name of the Sea of Galilee is Kinneret. It is not the same as the Dead Sea. The Dead Sea is located about 141km (88 miles) south of the Sea of Galilee. The Jordan River is the main water source for the Sea of Galilee and the Jordan River flows out of the Sea to the Dead Sea. However, with both Israel and Jordan using the water from the Jordan River, there is very little water left in the river bed by the time it reaches the Dead Sea. The Dead Sea is evaporating at an alarming rate and a way must be found to save it.

Carmen Slabbert

Tuesday, December 07, 2021

The Sea of Galilee and the Dead Sea is the two major water bodies in Israel. The Sea of Galilee, now called Lake Tiberias, lays North of the Dead Sea and is the largest one of the two. Other names the Sea of Galilee is also called is Lake of Gennesaret and Lake Kinneret.

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