, a mountainous region in northern Israel. It extends west from the River Jordan to the Mediterranean Sea, and south from Lebanon to the plains just north of northwestern Jordan. The Sea of Galilee lies at the region's eastern edge. Most of this area was included in the Roman province of Galilee, in northern Palestine. Jesus spent most of his childhood in Galilee and later carried out much of his ministry here.
, a country of southwestern Asia. Until 1935 it was known in the West as Persia. Iran is bounded by Azerbaijan, Armenia, the Caspian Sea, Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan, the Gulf of Oman, the Persian Gulf, Iraq, and Turkey.
Syria, or Syrian Arab Republic, one of the countries of the Middle East in southwestern Asia.