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Galilee
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Galilee
Galilee (גְּלִיל‎, gelil). A region in the northern part of Israel. The site of many biblical events, especially in the life of Christ. Jesus grew up in Galilee.
Galilee, Critical Issues
Galilee, History of Reviews the history of Galilee under the major ruling powers from the 10th century bc onward.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Galilee
GALILEE. The northernmost region of the land of Israel. Culturally and historically it is characterized by its close proximity to the coastal cultures of Canaan-Phoenicia on the W and NW and to the inland Syrian-Aramaean cultures on the E and NE. The character and culture of Galilee and its neighbors
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Galilee, Galileans
Galilee, Galileans. Area in northern Palestine which, in Israel’s earlier history, had boundaries which were not clearly defined but which became more precisely defined in the period of Roman rule. The English name “Galilee” comes from two Hebrew words meaning “circuit” or “district.”The Horns of
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Galilee
Galilee gal’ə-lē [Heb gālîl—‘circuit, district, cylinder,’ in construct ‘the region of’; Gk galilaía]. The northern portion of Palestine, scene of most of the earthly ministry of Jesus. I. Name II. Location III. Physical FeaturesA. Coastal PlainB. Upper GalileeC. Lower GalileeD. Plain of
Gilgal
5. Joshua 12:23 refers to “King of Goiim in [or at] Gilgal”; but most scholars follow the LXX in reading glyl (gālîl, Galilee) for glgl (Gilgal). If Goiim is to be identified with Harosheth-ha-goiim (Jgs. 4:2), this place (or area) would be in Galilee. 1 Macc. 9:2, in its best-attested reading, refers
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Galilee
GALILEE Area in northern Palestine that, in Israel’s earlier history, had boundaries that were not clearly defined but that became more precisely defined in the period of Roman rule. The English name Galilee comes from two Hebrew words meaning “circuit” or “district.”Historical Background In OT times
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Galilee
Galilee (gal´uh-lee; Heb. Galil), the region of the Levant that is situated between the Litani River in modern Lebanon and the Jezreel Valley in modern Israel. The designation “Galilee” first occurs as a proper name in Joshua (20:7; 21:32) and in Chronicles (1 Chron. 6:76) in reference to the site of
Gilgal
Gilgal (gil´gal; Heb., “circle,” probably of stones).1 A town located between Jericho and the Jordan. This Gilgal served as the Israelites’ first encampment after crossing the Jordan (Josh. 3–4), and it became Joshua’s base of operations. It is probably to be identified with modern Khirbet el-Mafjir,
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Galilee
GALILEE. The northernmost section of three in Palestine W of the Jordan River. Northern Galilee is mountainous (up to 4,000 feet above sea level) extending S from the Leontes River (Nahr el-Litani), which terminates the Lebanons, c. 30 miles to Wadi esh-Shaghur that flows toward Acco (Ptolemais). Southern
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Galilee
GALILEE (Heb. gālîl, ‘ring, circle’, hence a ‘district, region’). The regional name of part of N Palestine, which was the scene of Christ’s boyhood and early ministry. The origin of the name as applied here is uncertain. It occurs occasionally in the OT (e.g. Jos. 20:7; 1 Ki. 9:11), and notably in
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Galilee
Galilee (Heb. gālɩ̂l; Gk. Galilaɩ́a)The northern region of Palestine, shaped by geology, prehistory, and historic circumstance for an important role in the emergence of both Judaism and Christianity. Called Galilee since at least the 7th century b.c.e., the region was bounded roughly by the Esdraelon
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Galilee
Galilee [gălˊə lə̄] (Heb. gālîl “circle” or “district”).† The northernmost region of ancient Israel. The name means “district,” and is short for “district of the nations.” In Isa. 9:1 (MT 8:23) the name is partially translated “Galilee of the nations.” Later the area was referred to simply as
The Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land
Galilee
GALILEE The northern part of Palestine, also called ‘Galilee of the nations’ after the Assyrian conquest (Isa. 9:1), possibly because of the many nations which dwelt in that part of the country before the Israelite conquest. Galilee is bordered by the Jezreel Valley on the south, the Sea of Galilee on
Dictionary of Jesus and the Gospels