Or CINNEROTH, a town on the west shore of the sea of Galilee, Nu 34:11; De 3:17; Jos 11:2; 19:35; 1Ki 15:20. It was a "fenced city" of Naphtali, and gave its name to the lake on which it stood. Tiberias is supposed by Jerome to have afterwards occupied its site.
lyre, the singular form of the word (De 3:17; Jos 19:35), which is also used in the plural form, Chinneroth, the name of a fenced city which stood near the shore of the lake of Galilee, a little to the south of Tiberias. The town seems to have given its name to a district, as appears from 1Ki 15:20, where the plural form of the word is used.
The Sea of Chinnereth (Nu 34:11; Jos 13:27), or of Chinneroth (Jos 12:3), was the "lake of Gennesaret" or "sea of Tiberias" (De 3:17; Jos 11:2). Chinnereth was probably an ancient Canaanitish name adopted by the Israelites into their language.
A city (De 3:17; Jos 11:2 [in latter spelt Chinneroth] Jos 19:35) which gave its name to the Sea of Chinnereth (Nu 34:11; Jos 12:3; 13:27), the OT designation of the Sea of Galilee. The site of the town is uncertain, but it follows Rakkath (probably Tiberias), and may have been in the plain of Gennesaret (cf. 1Ki 15:20).