National Geographic : 1940 Dec
©G.Eric Matson Where Placid Galilee Mirrors Mount Hermon, the Canoeists Began Their Voyage Down the Jordan The river enters from the valley in the background. In the Old Testament the lake is called "Chinneroth," meaning harp, because ofitsshape. Inthe New Testament it is called the "Sea of Galilee," "Sea of Tiberias," "Lake of Gennesaret," and also simply "the sea," or "the lake." No appellation ismore apt than its modern one, "Blue Galilee."