follow Dictionary.com

8 Words That Are Older Than You Think

Judea

[joo-dee-uh] /dʒuˈdi ə/
noun
1.
the S region of ancient Palestine: existed under Persian, Greek, and Roman rule; divided between Israel and Jordan in 1948; since 1967 completely occupied by Israel.
Also, Judaea.
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for Judea

Judaea

/dʒuːˈdɪə/
noun
1.
the S division of ancient Palestine, succeeding the kingdom of Judah: a Roman province during the time of Christ

Judea

/dʒuːˈdɪə/
noun
1.
a variant spelling of Judaea
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Word Origin and History for Judea

from Latin Judaea, from Judah (see Judah).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source
Judea in the Bible

After the Captivity this name was applied to the whole of the country west of the Jordan (Hag. 1:1, 14; 2:2). But under the Romans, in the time of Christ, it denoted the southernmost of the three divisions of Palestine (Matt. 2:1, 5; 3:1; 4:25), although it was also sometimes used for Palestine generally (Acts 28:21). The province of Judea, as distinguished from Galilee and Samaria, included the territories of the tribes of Judah, Benjamin, Dan, Simeon, and part of Ephraim. Under the Romans it was a part of the province of Syria, and was governed by a procurator.

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for Judea

Many English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for Judea

0
0
Scrabble Words With Friends

Quotes with Judea