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Easton's Bible Dictionary
An inhabitant or native of Galilee. This word was used as a name of contempt as applied to our Lord's disciples (Luke 22:59; Acts 2:7). All the apostles, with the exception of Judas Iscariot (Acts 1:11), were Galileans. Peter was detected by his Galilean accent (Matthew 26:69; Mark 14:70).

This was also one of the names of reproach given to the early Christians. Julian the Apostate, as he is called, not only used the epithet himself when referring to Christ and his apostles, but he made it a law that no one should ever call the Christians by any other name.

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (a.) Of or pertaining to Galileo; as, the Galilean telescope. See Telescope.

2. (a.) of or relating to Galilee.

3. (n.) A native or inhabitant of Galilee, the northern province of Palestine under the Romans.

4. (n.) One of the party among the Jews, who opposed the payment of tribute to the Romans; -- called also Gaulonite.

5. (n.) A Christian in general; -- used as a term of reproach by Mohammedans and Pagans.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia



1057. Galilaios -- Galilean
... Galilean. Part of Speech: Noun, Masculine Transliteration: Galilaios Phonetic Spelling:
(gal-ee-lah'-yos) Short Definition: a Galilean Definition: a Galilean ...
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The First Galilean Ministry.
... CHAPTER XI. THE FIRST GALILEAN MINISTRY. (Matthew 4:13-17; Mark 1:14, 15; Luke
4:15-32.) ... It struck the key-note to the whole of His Galilean ministry. ...
/.../the life and times of jesus the messiah/chapter xi the first galilean.htm

Hail, the Galilean
... CHAPTER I HAIL, THE GALILEAN. The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ,
the Son of God; as it is written in the prophets, "Behold ...
/.../mark/jesus of nazareth a biography/chapter i hail the galilean.htm

Concerning Theudas and the Sons of Judas the Galilean; as Also ...
... CHAPTER 5. Concerning Theudas And The Sons Of Judas The Galilean; As Also
What Calamity Fell Upon The Jews On The Day Of The Passover. ...
/.../josephus/the antiquities of the jews/chapter 5 concerning theudas and.htm

Book 18 Footnotes
... calls this Judas, who was the pestilent author of that seditious doctrine and temper
which brought the Jewish nation to utter destruction, a Galilean; but here ...
/.../josephus/the antiquities of the jews/book 18 footnotes.htm

The Dialect of the Galileans, Differing from the Jewish.
... "A certain Galilean said...They answered him, O foolish Galilean..." The sense is,
When the Galilean asked, "Whose is Immar, 'this lamb?'" he pronounced the ...
/.../lightfoot/from the talmud and hebraica/chapter 87 the dialect of.htm

General Survey of the Ministry 106 the Attempt to Arrange an ...
... The story of the Galilean ministry is given chiefly by the first three gospels,
John contributing but two incidents to the period covered by that ministry,"a ...
/.../rhees/the life of jesus of nazareth/i general survey of the.htm

The Second visit to Cana - Cure of the Nobleman's' Son at ...
... It formed the introduction to that Galilean ministry, when the Galileans received
Him, having seen all the things that He did at Jerusalem at the Feast.' [2013 ...
/.../the life and times of jesus the messiah/chapter ix the second visit.htm

Way-Marks in John's Narrative.
... They are absorbed chiefly with the tireless gracious Galilean ministry of Jesus,
till the last great events force them to Jerusalem. And the reason is plain. ...
/.../gordon/quiet talks on johns gospel/way-marks in johns narrative.htm

The First Per??an Discourses - to the Pharisees Concerning the Two ...
... Per??a. We remember that, similarly, the beginning of Christ's Galilean Ministry
had been chiefly marked by Discourses and Parables. ...
/.../the life and times of jesus the messiah/chapter xi the first peraean.htm

John Chapter vii. 40-53; viii. 11-Jan
... They answered, from the prejudice of their heart, what they had answered to those
officers, "Art thou also a Galilean?" That is, one seduced as it were by the ...
/.../augustine/homilies on the gospel of john/tractate xxxiii john chapter vii.htm

Galilean (5 Occurrences)
... Peter was detected by his Galilean accent (Matthew 26:69; Mark 14:70). ... 1. (a.) Of
or pertaining to Galileo; as, the Galilean telescope. See Telescope. ...
/g/galilean.htm - 9k

... 4. Death of John the Baptist: The imprisonment of John the Baptist, which preceded
the beginning of Jesus' Galilean work, was continued for a time (Matthew 11:2 ...
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Sermon (1 Occurrence)
... III. Time and Occasion. Both Matthew and Luke agree in assigning the delivery
of the Sermon to the first half of the Galilean ministry. ...
/s/sermon.htm - 39k

Galilee (73 Occurrences)
... Com.). The Galilean accent differed from that of Jerusalem in being broader
and more guttural (Mark 14:70). Galilee, Sea of. (Matthew ...
/g/galilee.htm - 67k

Herod (45 Occurrences)
... By a decisive victory over the Arabians, he showed, as he had done in his earlier
Galilean government, what manner of man he was, when aroused to action. ...
/h/herod.htm - 57k

Truly (468 Occurrences)
... After a little while again those who stood by said to Peter, "You truly are one
of them, for you are a Galilean, and your speech shows it." (WEB BBE DBY YLT). ...
/t/truly.htm - 36k

Zebedee (11 Occurrences)
... A Galilean fisherman, the husband of Salome (qv), and the father of James and John,
two of our Lord's disciples (Matthew 4:21; 27:56; Mark 15:40). ...
/z/zebedee.htm - 11k

Zealot (4 Occurrences)
... Although Simon, like the majority of the apostles, was probably a Galilean, the
designation "Cananaean" is regarded as of political rather than of geographical ...
/z/zealot.htm - 12k

Nazareth (29 Occurrences)
... Moreover, there does not seem to be any evidence that the inhabitants of Galilee
were in any respect inferior, or that a Galilean was held in contempt, in the ...
/n/nazareth.htm - 24k

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Galilean (5 Occurrences)

Matthew 26:69
Now Peter was sitting outside in the court, and a maid came to him, saying, "You were also with Jesus, the Galilean!"

Mark 14:70
But he again denied it. After a little while again those who stood by said to Peter, "You truly are one of them, for you are a Galilean, and your speech shows it."

Luke 22:59
After about one hour passed, another confidently affirmed, saying, "Truly this man also was with him, for he is a Galilean!"

Luke 23:6
But when Pilate heard Galilee mentioned, he asked if the man was a Galilean.

Acts 5:37
After him rose Judas the Galilean in the days of the census, and drew away a number of people after him; and he perished, and all, as many as obeyed him, were scattered abroad.



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