Judea

Judea

[joo-dee-uh]
noun
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.
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Judaea or Judea (dʒuːˈdɪə)
 
n
the S division of ancient Palestine, succeeding the kingdom of Judah: a Roman province during the time of Christ
 
Judea or Judea
 
n

Judea (dʒuːˈdɪə)
 
n
a variant spelling of Judaea

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Judea definition


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.

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