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Sea of Galilee

What does the name Galilee mean?

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April 15, 2016 2:30PM

It is the name of a region in northern Israel. In Hebrew, it suggests waves (galim), which in turn is based upon a rolling motion (galgel), since waves describe a circular movement. Looking south from the Galileean hills, one sees rolls of hills further south on clear days, which look like waves.

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April 15, 2016 1:55AM

Galilee is Hebrew in origin meaning "wheel,circle,cylinder".