Paralytic in Galilee
The Lexham Bible Dictionary
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.
Historical Jesus, Quest for the
Jesus, Historical, Quest for Overviews the scholarly pursuit to create the best reconstruction of Jesus’ life and teachings through the use of the best readings of the most recent historical data.
Jesus Christ
Jesus Christ (ca. 5/4 bcad 30/33). According to the New Testament, Jesus Christ is the incarnate Word of God, the Creator and Savior of the world, the founder of Christianity, and the sinless exemplar of its principles and practices. “Jesus”—His personal name—is the Greek equivalent of the Hebrew “Jeshua” (or
Jesus in the Talmud
Jesus in the Talmud Discusses the debate over purported references to Jesus of Nazareth in classical rabbinic literature such as the Talmud.
Jesus, Canonical
Jesus, Canonical Approach to The portrayal of Jesus according to the accounts of the canonical Gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John). These texts present the story of Jesus as the climax of salvation history, within the context of God’s dealings with Israel, and in support of the Christian Church’s
Qumran and Jesus
Qumran and Jesus Explores the parallels between Jesus and the Qumran community.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
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
Jesus (Person)
JESUS (PERSON) [Gk Iēsous (Ἰησους)]. Several persons mentioned in the Bible bear this name, which is a Greek form of Joshua (Heb yĕhôšûaʿ; cf. the Gk of Luke 3:29; Acts 7:45; Heb 4:8). One of these is the son of Sirach, who wrote the deuterocanonical book of Ecclesiasticus; see WISDOM OF BEN-SIRA.
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 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
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 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
Jesus Christ
JESUS CHRIST Messiah, Savior, and founder of the Christian church.In providing a biography of Jesus Christ it must be borne in mind that each of the Gospels has its own distinctive purpose. Matthew, for instance, presents Jesus as the messianic King, whereas the emphasis in Mark is more on Jesus as
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
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 (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,
Jesus Christ
Jesus Christjesus christ is the central figure of the nt: every book is written because of him and, in some sense, about him. Within the nt itself, he is spoken of in two distinct ways.(1) The nt describes and reflects upon a man named Jesus who lived in Galilee and was eventually crucified in Jerusalem;
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
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
Jesus Christ
JESUS CHRIST. Jesus Christ is unique in several respects, not the least of which is the fact that in Him alone centers the gospel of the grace of God. He has changed the face of history, for in Him eternity has invaded time, God has become man, and human life has achieved through His redemption a significance
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
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 (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
Jesus Christ
Jesus ChristThe founder of what became the Christian movement. For greater specificity, in his lifetime he was called “Jesus son of Joseph” (Luke 4:22; John 1:45; 6:42), “Jesus of Nazareth” (Acts 10:38), or “Jesus the Nazarene” (Mark 1:24; Luke 24:19 [some translations do not distinguish “the Nazarene”
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
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 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 Deities and Demons in the Bible
JESUS ἸησοῦςI. Iēsous is the Greek form of the Hebrew personal name yĕhōšūʿa stamped after its postexilic variant yēšūʿa. The votive name means “Yahweh is help (salvation)” as rightly interpreted by Philo, Mut. 121. It is derived from the root yšʿ, frequent in other Hebrew and Semitic personal
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