Around the Sea of Galilee
From Anthony Grant, former About.com Guide
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The Sea of Galilee
The Sea of Galilee, or Kinneret, was the scene of many memorable events described in the New Testament, such as the walk on the waters and the calming of the storm.
Photo: Anthony Grant
The Sea of Galilee is actually a freshwater lake, and at some 700 feet below sea level, it's the lowest freshwater lake on the planet, too. Also called Lake Kinneret, Israel's largest freshwater lake. Today the lake whose shores were famously walked by Jesus Christ is a major center for both recreation and religious tourism. It is about 13 miles long and eight miles wide. Because it's fed by both the Jordan River and by underground springs, the area is rich in spas with beneficial waters.