Pre-Trip Research...

  • This Site might focus on: Lake or Sea

Location of your site:

It is in Israel, Syria, and Lebanon. It is near the Golan Heights. The coordinates are 32°50′N 35°35′E.

Geographical Features (Include a Picture or Map):

It is a lake. The surface area is 166 km2 (64 sq mi), and the average depth is 25.6 m (84 ft).5050675-The_Kineret_Lake_Sea_of_Galilee_Lake_Tiberias.jpg

The Meaning of the Name of your Site:

The name Kinneret may originate from the Hebrew word kinnor ("harp" or "lyre")), in view of the shape of the lake.

Historical Background/Significance:

It is important because when G-d explained the Jewish territory, he mentioned this in the Tanach in Numbers 34:11. It is significant because G-d said we needed go there.

Do other Cultures or Religions have connections to your site?:

In the New Testament the term "sea of Galilee" is used in the gospel of Matthew 4:18; 15:29, the gospel of Mark 1:16; 7:31, and in the gospel of John 6:1 as "the sea of Galilee, which is the sea of Tiberias", the late first century name.[7] Sea of Tiberias is also the name mentioned in Roman texts and in the Jerusalem Talmud, and was adopted into Arabic

Connect a Talmudic/Biblical saying to your site:

NUMBERS 34:11 and the border shall go down from Shepham to Riblah, on the east side of Ain; and the border shall go down, and shall strike upon the slope of the sea of Chinnereth eastward;
וְיָרַד הַגְּבֻל מִשְּׁפָם הָרִבְלָה, מִקֶּדֶם לָעָיִן; וְיָרַד הַגְּבֻל, וּמָחָה עַל-כֶּתֶף יָם-כִּנֶּרֶת קֵדְמָה.

Share any Midrash, Fables, or other “stories” about the site:

The Sea of Galilee lies on the ancient Via Maris, which linked Egypt with the northern empires. The Greeks, Hasmoneans, and Romans founded flourishing towns and settlements on the land-locked lake including Gadara, Hippos and Tiberias. The first-century historian Flavius Josephus was so impressed by the area that he wrote, "One may call this place the ambition of Nature." Josephus also reported a thriving fishing industry at this time, with 230 boats regularly working in the lake. Archaeologists discovered one such boat, nicknamed the Jesus Boat, in 1986.

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You're also responsible for a brief "Tour Guide" presentation in ENGLISH to be given at your site in Israel.

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After the Trip...

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