IT IS KNOWN, BY MOST BIBLE STUDENTS, THAT THE GALILEANS OF CHRIST’S TIME, ON EARTH, WERE BENJAMINITES, and must have been later immigrants into Palestine, for the Jews would have very little to do with them. They also spoke a different dialect from the Jews, and it was among the Galileans that our Lord spent most of His time; eleven of His disciples were Galilean fishermen and only one was a Jew – Judas (The Jewish Traitor – like most of his kind). When we speak of Israelites we are not speaking of the Jews, because they are not Israelites.
It is quite common, in religious circles throughout the world today, to say that Jesus Christ was a Jew. It is true that Jesus was born of Mary, who was of the Tribe of Judah, and He was born in Bethlehem. In the land of Judea; He was crucified in Jerusalem, which was also in Judea. So, whenever we speak of Christ, in relation to some names of geographical locations, Bethlehem, Jerusalem and Judea are the ones most often associated with Christ. This is the reason so many people say that Jesus was a Jew. (Please remember that Ephraim and Manasseh were born in Egypt, therefore they were Egyptians, but they are never called Egyptians by our so-called Judeo-Christian ministers.
However, there are two other places closely associated with the life and ministry of Jesus Christ. These places are seldom mentioned in the Judeo-Christian pulpits today, but are mentioned many times in the Bible. They are: The city of Nazareth and the Land of Galilee.