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The name means "lyre, harp". Originally a city on the Sea of Galilee, the name became a designation for the local district and especially for the Sea of Galilee, itself. It is also just called Galilee. It's Greek form, Gennesaret, is also sometimes used.
and the border shall go down from Shepham to Riblah, on the east side of Ain; and the border shall go down, and shall reach to the side of the sea of Chinnereth eastward;
the Arabah also, and the Jordan and the border of it, from Chinnereth even to the sea of the Arabah, the Salt Sea, under the slopes of Pisgah eastward.
and to the kings who were on the north, in the hill country, in the Arabah south of Chinneroth, in the lowland, and in the heights of Dor on the west,
and the Arabah to the sea of Chinneroth, eastward, and to the sea of the Arabah, even the Salt Sea, eastward, the way to Beth Jeshimoth; and on the south, under the slopes of Pisgah:
and in the valley, Beth Haram, Beth Nimrah, Succoth, and Zaphon, the rest of the kingdom of Sihon king of Heshbon, the Jordan’s bank, to the uttermost part of the sea of Chinnereth beyond the Jordan eastward.
The fortified cities were Ziddim, Zer, Hammath, Rakkath, Chinnereth,
They set apart Kedesh in Galilee in the hill country of Naphtali, Shechem in the hill country of Ephraim, and Kiriath Arba (the same is Hebron) in the hill country of Judah.
Out of the tribe of Naphtali, Kedesh in Galilee with its suburbs, the city of refuge for the manslayer, Hammothdor with its suburbs, and Kartan with its suburbs; three cities.
(now Hiram the king of Tyre had furnished Solomon with cedar trees and fir trees, and with gold, according to all his desire), that then king Solomon gave Hiram twenty cities in the land of Galilee.
Ben Hadad listened to king Asa, and sent the captains of his armies against the cities of Israel, and struck Ijon, and Dan, and Abel Beth Maacah, and all Chinneroth, with all the land of Naphtali.
In the days of Pekah king of Israel came Tiglath Pileser king of Assyria, and took Ijon, and Abel Beth Maacah, and Janoah, and Kedesh, and Hazor, and Gilead, and Galilee, all the land of Naphtali; and he carried them captive to Assyria.
and out of the tribe of Naphtali, Kedesh in Galilee with its suburbs, and Hammon with its suburbs, and Kiriathaim with its suburbs.
But there shall be no more gloom for her who was in anguish. In the former time, he brought into contempt the land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali; but in the latter time he has made it glorious, by the way of the sea, beyond the Jordan, Galilee of the nations.
But when he heard that Archelaus was reigning over Judea in the place of his father, Herod, he was afraid to go there. Being warned in a dream, he withdrew into the region of Galilee,
Then Jesus came from Galilee to the Jordan to John, to be baptized by him.
12 Now when Jesus heard that John was delivered up, he withdrew into Galilee.
15 “The land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali,
toward the sea, beyond the Jordan,
Galilee of the Gentiles,
18 Walking by the sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers: Simon, who is called Peter, and Andrew, his brother, casting a net into the sea; for they were fishermen.
23 Jesus went about in all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the Good News of the Kingdom, and healing every disease and every sickness among the people.
25 Great multitudes from Galilee, Decapolis, Jerusalem, Judea and from beyond the Jordan followed him.
When they had crossed over, they came to the land of Gennesaret.
Jesus departed there, and came near to the sea of Galilee; and he went up into the mountain, and sat there.
While they were staying in Galilee, Jesus said to them, “The Son of Man is about to be delivered up into the hands of men,
It happened when Jesus had finished these words, he departed from Galilee, and came into the borders of Judea beyond the Jordan.
The multitudes said, “This is the prophet, Jesus, from Nazareth of Galilee.”
32 But after I am raised up, I will go before you into Galilee.”
69 Now Peter was sitting outside in the court, and a maid came to him, saying, “You were also with Jesus, the Galilean!”
Many women were there watching from afar, who had followed Jesus from Galilee, serving him.
7 Go quickly and tell his disciples, ‘He has risen from the dead, and behold, he goes before you into Galilee; there you will see him.’ Behold, I have told you.”
10 Then Jesus said to them, “Don’t be afraid. Go tell my brothers that they should go into Galilee, and there they will see me.”
16 But the eleven disciples went into Galilee, to the mountain where Jesus had sent them.
9 It happened in those days, that Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee, and was baptized by John in the Jordan.
14 Now after John was taken into custody, Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the Good News of the Kingdom of God,
16 Passing along by the sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and Andrew the brother of Simon casting a net into the sea, for they were fishermen.
28 The report of him went out immediately everywhere into all the region of Galilee and its surrounding area.
39 He went into their synagogues throughout all Galilee, preaching and casting out demons.
Jesus withdrew to the sea with his disciples, and a great multitude followed him from Galilee, from Judea,
21 Then a convenient day came, that Herod on his birthday made a supper for his nobles, the high officers, and the chief men of Galilee.
53 When they had crossed over, they came to land at Gennesaret, and moored to the shore.
Again he departed from the borders of Tyre and Sidon, and came to the sea of Galilee, through the midst of the region of Decapolis.
They went out from there, and passed through Galilee. He didn’t want anyone to know it.
28 However, after I am raised up, I will go before you into Galilee.”
70 But he again denied it. After a little while again those who stood by said to Peter, “You truly are one of them, for you are a Galilean, and your speech shows it.”
who, when he was in Galilee, followed him, and served him; and many other women who came up with him to Jerusalem.
But go, tell his disciples and Peter, ‘He goes before you into Galilee. There you will see him, as he said to you.’”
Now in the sixth month, the angel Gabriel was sent from God to a city of Galilee, named Nazareth,
4 Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judea, to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and family of David;
39 When they had accomplished all things that were according to the law of the Lord, they returned into Galilee, to their own city, Nazareth.
Now in the fifteenth year of the reign of Tiberius Caesar, Pontius Pilate being governor of Judea, and Herod being tetrarch of Galilee, and his brother Philip tetrarch of the region of Ituraea and Trachonitis, and Lysanias tetrarch of Abilene,
14 Jesus returned in the power of the Spirit into Galilee, and news about him spread through all the surrounding area.
31 He came down to Capernaum, a city of Galilee. He was teaching them on the Sabbath day,
44 He was preaching in the synagogues of Galilee.
1 Now it happened, while the multitude pressed on him and heard the word of God, that he was standing by the lake of Gennesaret.
17 It happened on one of those days, that he was teaching; and there were Pharisees and teachers of the law sitting by, who had come out of every village of Galilee, Judea, and Jerusalem. The power of the Lord was with him to heal them.
They arrived at the country of the Gadarenes, which is opposite Galilee.
1 Now there were some present at the same time who told him about the Galileans, whose blood Pilate had mixed with their sacrifices.
2 Jesus answered them, “Do you think that these Galileans were worse sinners than all the other Galileans, because they suffered such things?
It happened as he was on his way to Jerusalem, that he was passing along the borders of Samaria and Galilee.
After about one hour passed, another confidently affirmed, saying, “Truly this man also was with him, for he is a Galilean!”
5 But they insisted, saying, “He stirs up the people, teaching throughout all Judea, beginning from Galilee even to this place.”
6 But when Pilate heard Galilee mentioned, he asked if the man was a Galilean.
49 All his acquaintances, and the women who followed with him from Galilee, stood at a distance, watching these things.
55 The women, who had come with him out of Galilee, followed after, and saw the tomb, and how his body was laid.
He isn’t here, but is risen. Remember what he told you when he was still in Galilee,
On the next day, he was determined to go out into Galilee, and he found Philip. Jesus said to him, “Follow me.”
1 The third day, there was a marriage in Cana of Galilee. Jesus’ mother was there.
11 This beginning of his signs Jesus did in Cana of Galilee, and revealed his glory; and his disciples believed in him.
3 he left Judea, and departed into Galilee.
43 After the two days he went out from there and went into Galilee.
45 So when he came into Galilee, the Galileans received him, having seen all the things that he did in Jerusalem at the feast, for they also went to the feast.
46 Jesus came therefore again to Cana of Galilee, where he made the water into wine. There was a certain nobleman whose son was sick at Capernaum.
47 When he heard that Jesus had come out of Judea into Galilee, he went to him, and begged him that he would come down and heal his son, for he was at the point of death.
54 This is again the second sign that Jesus did, having come out of Judea into Galilee.
After these things, Jesus went away to the other side of the sea of Galilee, which is also called the Sea of Tiberias.
1 After these things, Jesus was walking in Galilee, for he wouldn’t walk in Judea, because the Jews sought to kill him.
9 Having said these things to them, he stayed in Galilee.
41 Others said, “This is the Christ.” But some said, “What, does the Christ come out of Galilee?
52 They answered him, “Are you also from Galilee? Search, and see that no prophet has arisen out of Galilee.”
These, therefore, came to Philip, who was from Bethsaida of Galilee, and asked him, saying, “Sir, we want to see Jesus.”
Simon Peter, Thomas called Didymus, Nathanael of Cana in Galilee, and the sons of Zebedee, and two others of his disciples were together.
who also said, “You men of Galilee, why do you stand looking into the sky? This Jesus, who was received up from you into the sky will come back in the same way as you saw him going into the sky.”
They were all amazed and marveled, saying to one another, “Behold, aren’t all these who speak Galileans?
After this man, Judas of Galilee rose up in the days of the enrollment, and drew away some people after him. He also perished, and all, as many as obeyed him, were scattered abroad.
So the assemblies throughout all Judea and Galilee and Samaria had peace, and were built up. They were multiplied, walking in the fear of the Lord and in the comfort of the Holy Spirit.
that spoken word you yourselves know, which was proclaimed throughout all Judea, beginning from Galilee, after the baptism which John preached;
and he was seen for many days by those who came up with him from Galilee to Jerusalem, who are his witnesses to the people.
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