Places in the Bible Today:



Translated NamesChinnereth, Chinneroth, Cinneroth, Galilee, Kinnereth, Sea of Galilee, Sea of Kinnereth
Typesbody of water or settlement
Notescan also refer to this region
Geo Data KML (for Google Earth)
GeoJSON (for GIS applications)

2 Possible Identifications

  1. Tel Kinrot (modern): 80% confidence
    1. satellite view of the region around Tel KinrotTel Kinrot

  2. another name for the Sea of Galilee (ancient): less than 10% confidence
    1. panorama of the Sea of GalileeSea of Galilee

Verses (4)

Gen-Deut (1)
Deut 3:17
Josh-Ruth (2)
Josh 11:2, 19:35
1Sam-Esth (1)
1Kgs 15:20

Linked Data Identifiers

Logos FactbookChinnereth (2007)Chinnereth 1, Chinnereth 2, Chinneroth
OpenBible.infoa2bb265 (Chinnereth)
TIPNRChinnereth@Jos.19.35, Chinneroth@Jos.11.2, Galilee_Sea@Num.34.11
UBS Names Databaseot ID_1577


  1. Aharoni, Land of the Bible (1979): page 433
  2. Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary (1992): Chinnereth (place)
  3. Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land (1990): Chinnereth
  4. Baly, Atlas of the Biblical World (1971): Chinnereth
  5. Carta Bible Atlas, 5th Edition (2011)
  6. Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible (2000): Chinnereth
  7. ESV Bible Atlas (2010)
  8. Expositor’s Bible Commentary (1984): Deut 3:16-17; Josh 11:2; Josh 11:2
  9. Grollenberg, Atlas of the Bible (1957): Chinnereth
  10. Hammond Atlas of the Bible Lands (2007): Chinnereth
  11. HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (2011): Chinnereth
  12. HarperCollins Concise Atlas of the Bible (1991)
  13. Hess, Joshua (1996): table 23
  14. Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2003)
  15. Holman Illustrated Guide to Bible Geography (2020): page 234
  16. Howard, Joshua (1998): 11:2
  17. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1979): Chinnereth
  18. New Bible Dictionary (1996): Chinnereth
  19. New Interpreter’s Bible Dictionary (2009)
  20. Oxford Bible Atlas, Fourth Edition (2007)
  21. Reader’s Digest Atlas of the Bible (1981): Chinnereth
  22. Tyndale Bible Dictionary (2001): Kinnereth
  23. Tübingen Bible Atlas (2001): Kinneret
  24. Westminster Historical Atlas to the Bible (1956): Chinnereth
  25. Woudstra, Joshua (1981): Chinnereth
  26. Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia (1975): Chinnereth
  27. Zondervan Atlas of the Bible (2010)
  28. Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible (2010)
  29. Zondervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentary (2009): Josh 11:2; 1Kgs 15:20

Confidence Trends over Time

This chart indicates how confidence in the identifications is changing over time. Each dot (connected by a dotted line) reflects the confidence of an identification over the preceding ten years (e.g., the 2009 dot reflects scholarship from 2000 to 2009), and the corresponding solid line reflects a best-fit line for the identification. Confidences that cluster near or below 0% indicate low confidence. Because of the small dataset, it's best to use this chart for general trends; if one identification is trending much higher than the others (in this case, Tel Kinrot), then you can probably have higher confidence in the identification. This chart only reflects the sources I consulted (listed above), not an exhaustive review of the literature.

Thumbnail Image Credits

Contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data 2019, Bahnfrend


This page attempts to identify all the possible locations where this biblical place could be. The confidence levels add up to less than 100%, indicating that the modern location is uncertain. It's best to think about the confidences in relative rather than absolute terms. Often they reflect different schools of thought, each confident in their identifications.