- Galilee, a district towards the southern end of the Roman province Syria; the northern division of Palestine.
- Γαλιλαία, -ας, ἡ (Heb. הַגָּלִיל, the circle, district),
Galilee, the name of the northern region of Palestine in NT times: Γ. τῶν ἐθνῶν, Mat.4:15 (LXX); θάλασσα τῆς Γ., Mat.15:29 (cf. Jhn.6:1).
1) the name of a region of northern Palestine, bounded on the north by Syria, on the west by Sidon, Tyre, Ptolemais and their territories and the promontory of Carmel, on the south by Samaria and on the east by the Jordan. It was divided into Upper Galilee and Lower Galilee.Literal: Galilee = "Circuit"
Of hebrew origin [H1551]; Galilaea (that is, the heathen circle), a region of Palestine
KJV Usage: Galilee.