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Sea of Galilee a Largest Freshwater Lake in Israel

The Sea of Galilee is situated in northeast Israel, between the Golan Heights and the Galilee region, in the Jordan Rift Valley, the valley caused by the separation of the African and Arabian Plates. The Sea of Galilee is a freshwater lake 150 feet deep and 700 feet below sea level. Technically it is a lake, but the Hebrew yam can mean either a freshwater lake or a proper sea. Surrounding cities include Bethsaida, Capernaum, Tiberias and Hippos. The Hebrew name is Kinneret, from the Hebrew word for harp (kinnor), a reference its harp shape.

The Sea of Galilee has been known under a number of different names, including Sea of Chinnereth Lake of Gennesaret, Lake of Tarichaeae, Sea of Tiberias.

The Sea of Galilee is located in the region of Galilee of northern Israel and is part of the Syro-African rift, a major geological fault line that runs from Turkey in the north to Africa in the south. The Sea of Galilee is fed by the Jordan River in the north which then continues out in the south. It is 15 miles long, 8 miles across its widest and serves as a natural boundary between the Jewish Galilee to the west and Gentile areas to the east.

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