Batman vppon Bartholome his booke De proprietatibus rerum, newly corrected, enlarged and amended: with such additions as are requisite, vnto euery seuerall booke: taken foorth of the most approued authors, the like heretofore not translated in English. Profitable for all estates, as well for the benefite of the mind as the bodie. 1582.
Bartholomaeus, Anglicus, 13th cent., Trevisa, John, d. 1402., Batman, Stephen, d. 1584.

¶Of the pond Genesar. Cap. 15.

THe pond called Genesar as it is said there, is the most greatest lake in Iu∣dea, & stretcheth C. lx. furlongs in length and lx. in bredth, with crispe water and calme, and not strong winde, but they be crispe of themselues, & so Genesar is a word of Gréeke, as it were gendering calme wether to it selfe. Lakes yt stretch by great space & long, be moued by ofte blowing of winde & wether, & therefore ye water therof is ye more fresh & swéete, and the more able to be dronke. Huc vs∣{que} Isid. This lake for his greatnesse, is oft called a Sea in the Gospell, but not that it is a sea, but for it séemeth so great a water that commeth of Iordan, as the Glose saith, super Io. ca. 6. For the He∣brues vse to call such a gathering of wa∣ter a sea: & therefore it is oft called a sea.

(*Genezareth a great mere or pond in ye land of promission, called also Mare Tyberiadis, whereon Christ walked as on dry land, & called to Peter, comforting the disciples, that thought he had bene a spirite. Math. 14. Mar. 6.