Kinneret Village is all about location, serenity and tranquility – almost on the shores of The Sea of Galilee. The Sea itself has inspired artists over the centuries, thanks to the magic, beauty and spectacular views overlooking the sea from all directions – around the Galilee, the Golan Heights, Mount Hermon, surrounding mountain peaks….. one simply cannot get enough of The Sea of Galilee.
Our area is renowned for the hundreds of songs and poems written by songwriters and artists including world famous poets Rachel and Naomi Shemer.
The Sea of Galilee is the largest fresh water catchment “lake” in all of Israel. It is approx 21 kms long and 13 kms wide with a total area of approx. 180 sq.kms. The maximum depth is around 43m. The sea is at an altitude of 225m. BELOW sea level and is the lowest fresh water “lake” in the world.
It is a major source of drinking water and irrigation in Israel – supplying in excess of 30% of the Holy Land’s water consumption.
The Modern Hebrew name for The Sea of Galilee is “Kinneret”. It is derived from the Bible: Numbers 34:11 and Joshua 11:2, where both sources refer to the Kinneret.
Others have speculated that the name “Kinneret” may have also originated during those times from the Hebrew word “kinnor” which means lyre (more correctly violin) - relating to the shape of the lake. However, this theory appears to be less acceptable, since, there were no maps of the sea during those times
The Talmud (Megillah 6) explains that the name “Kinneret” was given because the fruits (that grew around the lake) were sweet like the sounds of a violin (kinnor).
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