Jesus of Galilee

Jesus of Galilee and Jesus the Galilean are two English versions of the same name. “Jesus” (Yeshua‘) was a common name in His day. Jews distinguished people with common names by adding a reference to their father (son of Joseph), occupation (Jesus the carpenter), or the place they came from (Jesus of Nazareth or Galilee).

A name of Jesus: Jesus of Galilee (or Jesus the Galilean) pictured in the Greek text of Matthew 26:69.

Jesus of Galilee (or Jesus the Galilean) in the Greek text of Matthew 26:69.

Jesus of Galilee in Greek:

Iēsous tou Galilaiou

Strong’s Concordance numbers: 2424, 1057

Bible reference: Matt. 26:69

Now Peter was sitting out in the courtyard, and a servant girl came to him. “You also were with Jesus of Galilee,” she said. (Matt. 26:69 NIV)

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