"a Greek, a Syrophenician by nation" Mr 7:26 i.e., a Gentile born in
the Phoenician part of Syria.
See PHENICIA 25930
When our Lord retired into the borderland of Tyre and Sidon Mt 15:21
a Syro-phoenician woman came to him, and earnestly besought him, in
behalf of her daughter, who was grievously afflicted with a demon.
Her faith in him was severely tested by his silence Mt 15:23
refusal Mt 15:24 and seeming reproach that it was not meet to cast
the children's bread to dogs Mt 15:26 But it stood the test, and
her petition was graciously granted, because of the greatness of her
faith Mt 15:28