Gennesaret, Gennesareth or Ginosar, ("a garden of riches") was a town allotted to the tribe of Naphtali, called "Kinnereth" (Joshua 19:35), sometimes in the plural form "Kinneroth" (Joshua 11:2). In later times the name was gradually changed to Genezareth, Genezar and Gennesaret (Luke 5:1). No trace of the city of Gennesaret remains. Flavius Josephus refers to the area as having very rich soil.
The name is the Grecized form of "Chinnereth." The equivalent names are the Sea of Galilee or Lake Tiberias. The name is also used for the "Plain of Gennesaret". For beauty and fertility it is called “the Paradise of Galilee.” Its modern name is el-Ghuweir.
-  And having passed the water, they came into the country of Genesar.
-  And when the men of that place had knowledge of him, they sent into all that country, and brought to him all that were diseased.
-  And they besought him that they might touch but the hem of his garment. And as many as touched, were made whole. (Matthew 14:34-36).
Francis Thompson's poem of apparent contradictions, The Kingdom of God, begins 'O world invisible, we view thee' and ends with the line And lo, Christ walking on the water, not of Gennesaret, but Thames!