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Holman Bible Dictionary

Accent, Galilean

The peculiarity of Peter's speech that showed he was from Galilee. The peculiarity of speech made the servant girl suspect that Peter was a follower of Jesus from Nazareth in Galilee (Matthew 26:73; compare Judges 12:5-6 , where a person's speech betrayed his place of origin; see Shibboleth ).

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These dictionary topics are from the Holman Bible Dictionary, published by Broadman & Holman, 1991. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Broadman & Holman.

Bibliography Information
Butler, Trent C. Editor. Entry for 'Accent, Galilean'. Holman Bible Dictionary. 1991.

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