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From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

    height, a lake in Northern Palestine through which the Jordan
    flows. It was the scene of the third and last great victory
    gained by Joshua over the Canaanites (Josh. 11:5-7). It is not
    again mentioned in Scripture. Its modern name is Bakrat
    el-Huleh. "The Ard el-Huleh, the centre of which the lake
    occupies, is a nearly level plain of 16 miles in length from
    north to south, and its breadth from east to west is from 7 to 8
    miles. On the west it is walled in by the steep and lofty range
    of the hills of Kedesh-Naphtali; on the east it is bounded by
    the lower and more gradually ascending slopes of Bashan; on the
    north it is shut in by a line of hills hummocky and irregular in
    shape and of no great height, and stretching across from the
    mountains of Naphtali to the roots of Mount Hermon, which towers
    up at the north-eastern angle of the plain to a height of 10,000
    feet. At its southern extremity the plain is similarly traversed
    by elevated and broken ground, through which, by deep and narrow
    clefts, the Jordan, after passing through Lake Huleh, makes its
    rapid descent to the Sea of Galilee."
      The lake is triangular in form, about 4 1/2 miles in length by
    3 1/2 at its greatest breadth. Its surface is 7 feet above that
    of the Mediterranean. It is surrounded by a morass, which is
    thickly covered with canes and papyrus reeds, which are
    impenetrable. Macgregor with his canoe, the Rob Roy, was the
    first that ever, in modern times, sailed on its waters. (See JORDAN.)

From: Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary (late 1800's)

 Merom, eminences; elevations