Galilee is the north section of Palestine and west of the Jordan. Galilee was
in the 'hill country'. Life was often difficult and food and water hard to
come by. The nomadic life style was prevalent here and contrasted to the
mercantile and naval life style of the neighboring Philistines. This was the
land to which Abraham and his federation of tribes arrived to when entering
the Holy Land. The Israelites returned to this land after the Exodus.