Greek/Hebrew Definitions

Strong's #1056: Galilaia (pronounced gal-il-ah'-yah)

of Hebrew origin (1551); Galiloea (i.e. the heathen circle), a region of Palestine:--Galilee.

Thayer's Greek Lexicon:



Galilee = "Circuit"

1) the name of a region of northern Palestine, bounded on the north by Syria, on the west by Sidon, Tyre, Ptolemais and their territories and the promontory of Carmel, on the south by Samaria and on the east by the Jordan. It was divided into Upper Galilee and Lower Galilee.

Part of Speech: noun proper locative

Relation: of Hebrew origin H1551


This word is used 63 times:

Matthew 2:22: "into the parts of Galilee:"
Matthew 3:13: "cometh Jesus from Galilee to Jordan unto John,"
Matthew 4:12: "was cast into prison, he departed into Galilee;"
Matthew 4:15: "of the sea, beyond Jordan, Galilee of the Gentiles;"
Matthew 4:18: "by the sea of Galilee, saw two brethren, Simon"
Matthew 4:23: "Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues,"
Matthew 4:25: "great multitudes of people from Galilee, and from Decapolis, and from Jerusalem,"
Matthew 15:29: "nigh unto the sea of Galilee; and went up into a mountain,"
Matthew 17:22: "while they abode in Galilee, Jesus said unto them, The"
Matthew 19:1: "sayings, he departed from Galilee, and came into the"
Matthew 21:11: "prophet of Nazareth of Galilee."
Matthew 26:32: "I will go before you into Galilee."
Matthew 27:55: "which followed Jesus from Galilee, ministering unto him:"
Matthew 28:7: "he goeth before you into Galilee; there shall ye see him: lo,"
Matthew 28:10: "brethren that they go into Galilee, and there shall they see me."
Matthew 28:16: "disciples went away into Galilee, into a mountain where Jesus"
Mark 1:9: "came from Nazareth of Galilee, and was baptized of John"
Mark 1:14: "Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the gospel of the"
Mark 1:16: "by the sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and Andrew"
Mark 1:28: "all the region round about Galilee."
Mark 1:39: "their synagogues throughout all Galilee, and cast out devils."
Mark 3:7: "a great multitude from Galilee followed him, and from"
Mark 6:21: "high captains, and chief estates of Galilee;"
Mark 7:31: "unto the sea of Galilee, through the midst of the coasts"
Mark 9:30: "thence, and passed through Galilee; and he would not that"
Mark 14:28: "I will go before you into Galilee."
Mark 15:41: "when he was in Galilee, followed him, and ministered"
Mark 16:7: "he goeth before you into Galilee: there shall ye see him, as"
Luke 1:26: "God unto a city of Galilee, named Nazareth,"
Luke 2:4: "also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into"
Luke 2:39: "of the Lord, they returned into Galilee, to their own city Nazareth."
Luke 3:1: "and Herod being tetrarch of Galilee, and his brother Philip"
Luke 4:14: "of the Spirit into Galilee: and there went out a fame of"
Luke 4:31: "to Capernaum, a city of Galilee, and taught them"
Luke 4:44: "he preached in the synagogues of Galilee."
Luke 5:17: "out of every town of Galilee, and Judea, and Jerusalem:"
Luke 8:26: "which is over against Galilee."
Luke 17:11: "the midst of Samaria and Galilee."
Luke 23:5: "Jewry, beginning from Galilee to this place."
Luke 23:6: "When Pilate heard of Galilee, he asked whether the man"
Luke 23:49: "that followed him from Galilee, stood afar off, beholding these things."
Luke 23:55: "came with him from Galilee, followed after, and beheld the"
Luke 24:6: "when he was yet in Galilee,"
John 1:43: "would go forth into Galilee, and findeth Philip, and"
John 2:1: "a marriage in Cana of Galilee; and the mother of Jesus"
John 2:11: "Jesus in Cana of Galilee, and manifested forth his glory;"
John 4:3: "departed again into Galilee."
John 4:43: "and went into Galilee."
John 4:45: "when he was come into Galilee, the Galilaeans received him,"
John 4:46: "again into Cana of Galilee, where he made the water"

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