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(circuit). This name, which in the Roman age was applied to a large province, seems to have been originally confined to a little “circuit” of country round Kedesh-Naphtali, in which were situated the twenty towns given by Solomon to Hiram king of Tyre as payment for his work in conveying timber from Lebanon to Jerusalem. […]

So called from the province of Galilee, which bordered on the western side. (Matthew 4:18) It was also called the “Sea of Tiberias,” from the celebrated city of that name. (John 6:1) At its northwestern angle was a beautiful and fertile plain called “Gennesaret,” and from that it derived the name of “Lake of Gennesaret.” […]

-1. The northern district of Palestine .A city of refuge in Jos 20:7; 21:32; 1Ch 6:76 .Cities in, given to Hiram 1Ki 9:11,12 .Taken by king of Assyria 2Ki 15:29 .Prophecy concerning Isa 9:1; Mt 4:15 .Called GALILEE OF THE NATIONS Isa 9:1 .Herod (Antipas), tetrarch of Mr 6:21; Lu 3:1; 23:6,7 .Jesus resides in […]

Circuit. Solomon rewarded Hiram for certain services rendered him by the gift of an upland plain among the mountains of Naphtali. Hiram was dissatisfied with the gift, and called it “the land of Cabul” (q.v.). The Jews called it Galil. It continued long to be occupied by the original inhabitants, and hence came to be […]

(Matt. 4:18; 15:29), is mentioned in the Bible under three other names. (1.) In the Old Testament it is called the “sea of Chinnereth” (Num. 34:11; Josh. 12:3; 13:27), as is supposed from its harp-like shape. (2). The “lake of Gennesareth” once by Luke (5:1), from the flat district lying on its west coast. (3.) […]