Galilee, Sea of means in the bible: It is also known as the Sea of Chinneroth or Tiberias. The pear-shaped lake measures 12 1/2 miles in length and 7 1/2 at its largest point. It is 680 feet lower than sea level. The heat can be very intense and sudden storms are often caused by the cold air coming down from the hills. Luke 8:22-24. It is surrounded by the river Jordan, which flows from north to south. The river Jordan flows right through it, from north to south. It was crowded with people who worked on the lake. It was the northern end that was the best for fishing. Pickled fish were exported all over the Roman Empire.
(in Bible Dictionary)