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  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Galilean  \Gal`i*le"an\,  a. 
  Of  or  pertaining  to  Galileo;  as  the  Galilean  telescope.  See 
  {Telescope}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Galilean  \Gal`i*le"an\,  a.  [L.  Galilaeus  fr  Galilaea  Galilee, 
  Gr  ?:  cf  F.  galil['e]en.] 
  Of  or  relating  to  Galilee. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Galilean  \Gal`i*le"an\,  n. 
  1.  A  native  or  inhabitant  of  Galilee,  the  northern  province 
  of  Palestine  under  the  Romans. 
 
  2.  (Jewish  Hist.)  One  of  the  party  among  the  Jews,  who 
  opposed  the  payment  of  tribute  to  the  Romans;  --  called 
  also  {Gaulonite}. 
 
  3.  A  Christian  in  general;  --  used  as  a  term  of  reproach  by 
  Mohammedans  and  Pagans.  --Byron. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  Galilean 
  n  1:  a  resident  of  Galilee  (an  epithet  of  Jesus  Christ)  [syn:  {Galilean}] 
  2:  one  of  the  four  satellites  of  Jupiter  that  were  discovered 
  by  Galileo  [syn:  {Galilean  satellite},  {Galilean}] 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Galilean 
  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  (Matt.  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 
 




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