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Judea
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Judaea
Judaea (יְהוּדָה‎, yehudah; Ἰουδαία, Ioudaia). Called Judah in the Old Testament. The territory associated with the tribe of Judah (e.g., Matt 2:1; Mark 10:1; Luke 1:5; 5:17; John 4:3; Acts 1:8; 2:9; 26:20; 28:21; Rom 15:31; 2 Cor 1:16; Gal 1:22; 1 Thess 2:14).
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
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Judaea
JUDAEA. The Gk. and Rom. designation of the land of *Judah. The word is actually an adjective (‘Jewish’) with (‘land’) or chōra (‘country’) understood. After the Roman conquest (63 bc) it appears both in a wider sense, denoting all Palestine, including Galilee and Samaria, and in the narrower sense,
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