Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Summary

The woman was a Greek, a Syrophenician by nation; and she besought him that he would cast forth the devil out of her daughter.

A syrophenician

Bible References

Greek

Isaiah 49:12
Lo, these shall come from far; and, lo, these from the north and from the west; and these from the land of Sinim.
Galatians 3:28
There can be neither Jew nor Greek, there can be neither bond nor free, there can be no male and female; for ye all are one man in Christ Jesus.
Colossians 3:11
where there cannot be Greek and Jew, circumcision and uncircumcision, barbarian, Scythian, bondman, freeman; but Christ is all, and in all.

A syrophenician

Matthew 15:22
And behold, a Canaanitish woman came out from those borders, and cried, saying, Have mercy on me, O Lord, thou son of David; my daughter is grievously vexed with a demon.

American Standard Version Public Domain