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Galilean

[gal-uh-ley-uh n, -lee-] /ˌgæl əˈleɪ ən, -ˈli-/
adjective
1.
of or relating to Galileo, his theories, or his discoveries.
Origin of Galilean
1720-1730
1720-30; Galile(o) + -an

Galilean

[gal-uh-lee-uh n] /ˌgæl əˈli ən/
adjective
1.
of or relating to Galilee.
noun
2.
a native or inhabitant of Galilee.
3.
a Christian.
4.
the Galilean, Jesus.
Origin
1605-15; < Latin Galilae(a) Galilee + -an
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Galilean1

/ˌɡælɪˈliːən/
noun
1.
a native or inhabitant of Galilee
2.
  1. the Galilean, an epithet of Jesus Christ
  2. (often pl) a Christian
adjective
3.
of Galilee

Galilean2

/ˌɡælɪˈleɪən/
adjective
1.
of or relating to Galileo
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Galilean in the Bible

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.

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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