Lake Kinneret pp 477-478 | Cite as

History of research

  • C. Serruya
Part of the Monographiae Biologicae book series (MOBI, volume 32)


Josephus Flavius was probably the first author who formulated hypothesis concerning various physical and biological features of lake Kinneret. Describing the path of the Jordan in Lake Kinneret, J. Flavius notes that the river ‘goes straight in the middle of the Lake Gennesareth’. In his ‘Jewish War’ (75) J. Flavius who knew of the existence of the fish Ciarias lazera in the Nile tried to explain its presence in Lake Kinneret by assuming a subterranean connection between both water bodies.

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