Galilean

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Galilean

[gal-uh-ley-uhn, -lee-]
adjective
of or pertaining to Galileo, his theories, or his discoveries.

Origin:
1720–30; Galile(o) + -an

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Galilean1 (ˌɡælɪˈliːən)
 
n
1.  a native or inhabitant of Galilee
2.  a.  the Galilean an epithet of Jesus Christ
 b.  (often plural) a Christian
 
adj
3.  of Galilee

Galilean2 (ˌɡælɪˈleɪən)
 
adj
of or relating to Galileo

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Galilean definition


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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