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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Galilee  \Gal"i*lee\,  n.  [Supposed  to  have  been  so  termed  in 
  allusion  to  the  scriptural  ``Galilee  of  the  Gentiles.''  cf 
  OF  galil['e]e.]  (Arch.) 
  A  porch  or  waiting  room  usually  at  the  west  end  of  an  abbey 
  church,  where  the  monks  collected  on  returning  from 
  processions,  where  bodies  were  laid  previous  to  interment, 
  and  where  women  were  allowed  to  see  the  monks  to  whom  they 
  were  related,  or  to  hear  divine  service.  Also  frequently 
  applied  to  the  porch  of  a  church,  as  at  Ely  and  Durham 
  cathedrals.  --Gwilt. 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Galilee 
  circuit.  Solomon  rewarded  Hiram  for  certain  services  rendered 
  him  by  the  gift  of  an  upland  plain  among  the  mountains  of 
  Naphtali.  Hiram  was  dissatisfied  with  the  gift,  and  called  it 
  "the  land  of  Cabul"  (q.v.).  The  Jews  called  it  Galil.  It 
  continued  long  to  be  occupied  by  the  original  inhabitants,  and 
  hence  came  to  be  called  "Galilee  of  the  Gentiles"  (Matt.  4:15), 
  and  also  "Upper  Galilee,"  to  distinguish  it  from  the  extensive 
  addition  afterwards  made  to  it  toward  the  south,  which  was 
  usually  called  "Lower  Galilee."  In  the  time  of  our  Lord,  Galilee 
  embraced  more  than  one-third  of  Western  Palestine,  extending 
  "from  Dan  on  the  north,  at  the  base  of  Mount  Hermon,  to  the 
  ridges  of  Carmel  and  Gilboa  on  the  south,  and  from  the  Jordan 
  valley  on  the  east  away  across  the  splendid  plains  of  Jezreel 
  and  Acre  to  the  shores  of  the  Mediterranean  on  the  west." 
  Palestine  was  divided  into  three  provinces,  Judea,  Samaria,  and 
  Galilee,  which  comprehended  the  whole  northern  section  of  the 
  country  (Acts  9:31),  and  was  the  largest  of  the  three 
 
  It  was  the  scene  of  some  of  the  most  memorable  events  of 
  Jewish  history.  Galilee  also  was  the  home  of  our  Lord  during  at 
  least  thirty  years  of  his  life.  The  first  three  Gospels  are 
  chiefly  taken  up  with  our  Lord's  public  ministry  in  this 
  province.  "The  entire  province  is  encircled  with  a  halo  of  holy 
  associations  connected  with  the  life,  works  and  teachings  of 
  Jesus  of  Nazareth."  "It  is  noteworthy  that  of  his  thirty-two 
  beautiful  parables,  no  less  than  ninteen  were  spoken  in  Galilee. 
  And  it  is  no  less  remarkable  that  of  his  entire  thirty-three 
  great  miracles,  twenty-five  were  wrought  in  this  province.  His 
  first  miracle  was  wrought  at  the  wedding  in  Cana  of  Galilee,  and 
  his  last  after  his  resurrection,  on  the  shore  of  Galilee's  sea. 
  In  Galilee  our  Lord  delivered  the  Sermon  on  The  Mount,  and  the 
  discourses  on  'The  Bread  of  Life,'  on  'Purity,'  on 
  'Forgiveness,'  and  on  'Humility.'  In  Galilee  he  called  his  first 
  disciples;  and  there  occurred  the  sublime  scene  of  the 
  Transfiguration"  (Porter's  Through  Samaria). 
 
  When  the  Sanhedrin  were  about  to  proceed  with  some  plan  for 
  the  condemnation  of  our  Lord  (John  7:45-52),  Nicodemus 
  interposed  in  his  behalf.  (Comp.  Deut.  1:16,17;  17:8.)  They 
  replied,  "Art  thou  also  of  Galilee?....  Out  of  Galilee  ariseth 
  no  prophet."  This  saying  of  theirs  was  "not  historically  true, 
  for  two  prophets  at  least  had  arisen  from  Galilee,  Jonah  of 
  Gath-hepher,  and  the  greatest  of  all  the  prophets,  Elijah  of 
  Thisbe,  and  perhaps  also  Nahum  and  Hosea.  Their  contempt  for 
  Galilee  made  them  lose  sight  of  historical  accuracy"  (Alford, 
  Com.). 
 
  The  Galilean  accent  differed  from  that  of  Jerusalem  in  being 
  broader  and  more  guttural  (Mark  14:70). 
 
 
  From  Hitchcock's  Bible  Names  Dictionary  (late  1800's)  [hitchcock]: 
 
  Galilee,  wheel;  revolution 
 




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