Now the woman was a Gentile, a Syrophoenician by birth. And she kept asking him that he would cast the demon out of her daughter. Bible

“Gentile.” The Greek word is Hellenis (#1674 Ἑλληνίς; pronounced hell-lay-nis’). The word Hellenis can refer to a true ethic Greek, or it can be used in the general sense of a non-Jew, a “Gentile.” Here the word means non-Jew, and translating it as “Greek” can be confusing, especially when Matthew 15:22 says she was a Canaanite woman. Versions such as the ESV, NASB, NJB, NLT, and NRSV, read “Gentile.”

Commentary for: Mark 7:26