Origin of galileeMiddle English galilie from Medieval Latin galilaea from Classical Latin Galilaea, Galilee: uncertain or unknown; perhaps because, being at the less sacred western end, it was compared with the scriptural “Galilee of the Gentiles”
a porch or chapel at the western entrance of certain medieval churches
- region of N Israel
- lake in NE Israel, on the Syrian border: c. 13 mi (21 km) long
Origin of GalileeClassical Latin Galilaea from Classical Greek Galilaia from Classical Hebrew (language) hagalil from gelil (hagoyim), literally , district (of the Gentiles)
A small chapel or porch at the western end of a medieval English church.
Origin of galileeMiddle English galile from Old North French galilee from Medieval Latin galilaea from Latin Galilaea Galilee
A region of northern Israel. The northernmost part of Palestine and the ancient kingdom of Israel, Galilee was the center of Jesus's ministry.
From Ancient Greek Γαλιλαία (Galilaia), from Hebrew גליל (galíl).
- The Idumaean Antipater was appointed by Julius Caesar procurator of Judaea, Samaria and Galilee, as a reward for services rendered against Pompey.
- It lay to the south of Dan in the eastern half of upper Galilee (Josh.
- - After the departure of Caesar, Antipater warned the adherents of Hyrcanus against taking part in any revolutionary attempts, and his son Herod, who, in spite of his youth, had been appointed governor of Galilee, dealt summarily with Hezekiah, the robber captain who was overrunning the adjacent part of Syria.
- Galilee was pacified, Jerusalem taken and Antigonus beheaded by the Romans.
- Elsewhere the occasion tempted many to play at being king - Judas, son of Hezekiah, in Galilee; Simon, one of the king's slaves, in Peraea.