In John 7:52, “Search and look, for no prophet has arisen out of Galilee:” They were wrong. In fact, a prophet had risen from Galilee. Jonah (who was a type of Jesus Christ) came from Gath Hepher, which was three miles north of Nazareth in Lower Galilee (2 Kings 14:25). The way the question is introduced in the original conveys a marked note of surprise; “Why surely the Christ is not going to come from Galilee?” It was not historically accurate; – for two prophets at least had arisen from Galilee: Jonah of Gathhepher, and the greatest of the prophets, Elijah of Thisbe, and perhaps also Nahum and Hosea. Their contempt for Galilee made them lose sight of historical accuracy. In this our time, it is about: “Looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God.” (Hebrews 12:2, ESV).