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Why does Mark identify the lake in Galilee as the "Sea of Galilee"?

Our tour guide in Tiberias explained it this way: Galilee is referred to as a sea because the Ginosar Valley with the Arbel Cliff on the south and the Mount of Beatitudes on the north acts as a funnel ...
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Why does Mark identify the lake in Galilee as the "Sea of Galilee"?

Because language is generally not consistent with these things Most bodies of water were named before modern cartography actually defined the difference between one thing and another... especially ...
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Why does Mark identify the lake in Galilee as the "Sea of Galilee"?

The operative words used here are as follows: λίμνη (limné) = lake/sea. It is used of the lake /sea of Gennesaret/Galilee in Luke 5:1, 2, 8:22, 23, 33. In the NT it is only used by Luke and by John ...
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Why does Mark identify the lake in Galilee as the "Sea of Galilee"?

The specific lake takes its older name ("Gennesaret" or "Kineret," "Chinnereth" etc.) from the small plain which lies on its western side. In Greek and Roman times this ...
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