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Jews in Judea
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
In general, the New Testament uses the term “the Jews” to refer to the biological descendants of Abraham, but the term was also used to characterize specific groups of Jewish people who rejected Jesus as the Messiah.
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Jews in the New Testament
Jews in the New Testament (οί Ἰουδαῖοι, oi Ioudaioi). In general, the New Testament uses the term “the Jews” to refer to the biological descendants of Abraham, but the term was also used to characterize specific groups of Jewish people who rejected Jesus as the Messiah.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Jews in the NT
JEWS IN THE NT. There are many references to “Jews” in the NT. The meaning and interpretation of these references is a matter of debate among scholars.A. Historical IntroductionB. “The Jews” in MatthewC. “The Jews” in MarkD. “The Jews” in LukeE. “The Jews” in PaulF. “The Jews” in JohnG. Conclusion
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Judea
Judea. “Land of the Jews,” particularly after the captivity. Since most of the Israelites who returned from the exile were from the tribe of Judah, they were called Jews and their land, Judea. This part of the Holy Land has always been of great interest to the Bible student because of the location of
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Judea
Judea joo̅-dēʹə [Gk. Ioudaia, for ioudaía gē or ioudaía chōra, “Judean land/region”]; AV, NEB, JUDAEA, JUDAH. The Greek and Roman equivalent of “Judah.” Since the territory of Judah was approximately all that remained of the northern and southern kingdoms at the time of the Babylonian Exile, the
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Judea, Judeans
JUDEA, JUDEANS “Land of the Jews,” particularly after the Captivity. Since most of the Israelites who returned from the exile were from the tribe of Judah, they were called Judeans or Jews and their land, Judea. This part of the Holy Land has always been of great interest to the Bible student because
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Judea
Judea (joo-dee´uh), the Greco-Latin form of “Judah.” As a geographic term, “Judea” first occurs in Ezra 9:9 to designate the area of the Jewish state ruled by the Persians. It included only a relatively small area around Jerusalem, smaller in extent than the former kingdom of Judah. It extended from
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Judea
JUDEA. In Persian times Judea was a tiny province of the Arabaya Satrapy lying S of Samaria and corresponding approximately to the earlier kingdom of Judah except that the coastal cities were excluded. The term Judea (Ioudaia) represents the Hellenizing process which took place following the conquests
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Judea
Judea (Gk. Ioudaɩ́a)The postexilic Greek term for Judah. Used in the LXX, Philo, Josephus, NT, and inscriptions, the term originally designated the area of southern Palestine surrounding Jerusalem previously established as a province by the Babylonian Nebuchadnezzar and retained by subsequent Persian
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Judea
Judea [jōō dēˊə] (Gk. Ioudaia).† The Greek and Latin form of Judah. In biblical usage it occurs first in accounts dating from the Persian period (Ezra; Nehemiah; cf. Tob. 1:18) as the designation for the post-exilic Jewish state.Although in preexilic times Judah comprised essentially the
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Judea
JUDEA (Also “Judaea” in some versions.) The Roman name for the territory of Judah in southern Palestine. Its geographic boundaries varied over the years. In Ezra and Nehemiah, it is the area inhabited by the Jews who had returned from the Exile in the sixth century b.c., at which time it was technically
Dictionary of New Testament Background
Judea
JUDEAJudea is the Latinized spelling of Judah (Lat Iudaea, Gk Ioudaia, Aramaic Yehud, Heb Yehudah), the Israelite territory that became the seat of the Davidic kingdom, terminated by the Babylonian conquest of 587 b.c. Comprising the regions immediately surrounding the city of Jerusalem, Judea encompassed
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Judea
JUDE´A (jū-dîʹa). The name of the southernmost Roman division of Palestine. Judea is very small, for if you include the whole maritime plain and the desert, it does not amount to more than 2,000 square miles. But it never included the whole of the plain. Apart from the Shephelah and the plain, Judea
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