Ituraea
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1 Chronicles 1:31
Jetur, Naphish, and Kedemah. These are the sons of Ishmael.
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1 Chronicles 5:19
And they made war with the Hagarites, with Jetur, and Nephish, and Nodab.
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Smith's Bible Dictionary
Ituraea

(land of Jether), a small province on the northwestern border of Palestine, lying along the base of Mount Hermon, only mentioned in (Luke 3:1) Jetur the son of Ishmael gave his name like the rest of his brethren, to the little province he colonized. (Genesis 25:15,16) It adjoined Trachonitis, and lay along the base of Libanus between Tiberias and Damascus. At the place indicated is situated the modern province of Jedur , which is the Arabic form of the Hebrew Jetur

Easton's Bible Dictionary
A district in the north-east of Palestine, forming, along with the adjacent territory of Trachonitis, the tetrarchy of Philip (Luke 3:1). The present Jedur comprehends the chief part of Ituraea. It is bounded on the east by Trachonitis, on the south by Gaulanitis, on the west by Hermon, and on the north by the plain of Damascus.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
ITURAEA

it-u-re'-a (Itouraia):

1. The Word an Adjective:

The term occurs only once in Scripture, in the definition of Philip's territory: tes Itouraias kai Trachonitidos choras, which the King James Version renders: "of Ituraea and of the region of Trachonitis," and Revised Version: "the region of Ituraea and Trachonitis" (Luke 3:1). Sir W.M. Ramsay has given reasons for the belief that this word was certainly never used as a noun by any writer before the time of Eusebius (Expos, 1894, IX, 51, 143, 288). It must be taken as an adjective indicating the country occupied by the Itureans.

2. The Itureans:

The descent of the Itureans must probably be traced to Jetur, son of Ishmael (Genesis 25:15), whose progeny were clearly numbered among the Arabian nomads. According to Eupolemus (circa 150 B.C.), quoted by Eusebius (Praep. Evang. IX, 30), they were associated with the Nabateans, Moabites and Ammonites against whom David warred on the East of the Jordan. They are often mentioned by Latin writers; their skill in archery seems greatly to have impressed the Romans. They were skillful archers (Caesar, Bell. Afr. 20); a lawless (Strabo, xvi.2, 10) and predatory people (Cicero, Philipp. ii.112). In the Latin inscriptions Iturean soldiers have Syrian names (HJP, I, ii, 326). They would therefore be the most northerly of the confederates opposed to David (supra), and their country may naturally be sought in the neighborhood of Mt. Hermon.

3. Indications of Their Territory:

There is nothing to show when they moved from the desert to this district. Aristobulus made war against the Itureans, compelled many of them to be circumcised, and added a great part of their territory to Judea, 140 B.C. (Ant., XIII, xi, 3). Dio Cassius calls Lysanias "king of the Itureans" (xlix.32), and from him Zenodorus leased land which included Ulatha and Paneas, 25 B.C. The capital of Lysanias was Chalcis, and he ruled over the land from Damascus to the sea. Josephus speaks of Soemus as a tetrarch in Lebanon (Vita, 11); while Tacitus calls him governor of the Itureans (Ann. xii.23). The country of Zenodorus, lying between Trachonitis and Galilee, and including Paneas and Ulatha, Augustus bestowed on Herod, 20 B.C. (Ant., XV, x, 3). In defining the tetrarchy of Philip, Josephus names Batanea, Trachonitis and Auranitis, but says nothing of the Itureans (Ant., XVII, xi, 4; BJ, II, vi, 3). Paneas and Ulatha were doubtless included, and this may have been Iturean territory (HJP, I, ii, 333). It seems probable, therefore, that the Itureans dwelt mainly in the mountains, and in the broad valley of Coele-Syria; but they may also have occupied the district to the Southeast of Hermon, the modern Jedur. It is not possible to define more closely the Iturean country; indeed it is not clear whether Luke intended to indicate two separate parts of the dominion of Philip, or used names which to some extent overlapped.

It has been suggested that the name Jedur may be derived from the Hebrew yeTur, and so be equivalent to Ituraea. But the derivation is impossible.

W. Ewing

Greek
2484. Itouraios -- Ituraea, a region North of Pal.
... Itouraios. 2485 . Ituraea, a region North of Pal. ... Word Origin of Hebrew origin
Yetur Definition Ituraea, a region N. of Pal. NASB Word Usage Ituraea (1). ...
//strongsnumbers.com/greek2/2484.htm - 6k
Library

The Preaching of John. Ch. 3:1-20
... Caesar, Pontius Pilate being governor of Judaea, and Herod being tetrarch of Galilee,
and his brother Philip tetrarch of the region of Ituraea and Trachonitis ...
/.../erdman/the gospel of luke an exposition/a the preaching of john.htm

The Voice in the Wilderness.
... Caesar, Pontius Pilate being governor of Judaea, and Herod being tetrarch of Galilee,
and his brother Philip tetrarch of the region of Ituraea and Trachonitis ...
//christianbookshelf.org/barton/his life/the voice in the wilderness.htm

On the Position Given to the Preaching of John the Baptist in all ...
... the reign of Tiberius Cæsar, Pontius Pilate being governor of Judæa, and Herod being
tetrarch of Galilee, and his brother Philip tetrarch of Ituraea and of ...
/.../augustine/the harmony of the gospels/chapter vi on the position given.htm

Chapter xxv
... Strabo speaks of Itouraioi te xai Arabev. The New Testament "Ituraea" Luke 3:1 seems
to be derived from it. "Naphish"- unidentified. "Kedemah"" likewise. 16. ...
//christianbookshelf.org/leupold/exposition of genesis volume 1/chapter xxv.htm

A People Prepared for the Lord
... of the reign of Tiberius Caesar, Pontius Pilate being governor of Judea, and Herod
being tetrarch of Galilee, and his brother Philip tetrarch of Ituraea and of ...
/.../spurgeon/spurgeons sermons volume 41 1895/a people prepared for the.htm

Chronology of the Life of Christ.
... Pilate being governor (hegemoneuontos) of Judaea, and Herod being tetrarch of Galilee,
and his brother Philip tetrarch of the region of Ituraea and Trachonitis ...
/.../history of the christian church volume i/section 16 chronology of the.htm

Thesaurus
Ituraea (1 Occurrence)
... forming, along with the adjacent territory of Trachonitis, the tetrarchy of Philip
(Luke 3:1). The present Jedur comprehends the chief part of Ituraea. ...ITURAEA. ...
/i/ituraea.htm - 10k

Iturae'a (1 Occurrence)
Iturae'a. Ituraea, Iturae'a. Iturea . Multi-Version Concordance Iturae'a
(1 Occurrence). ... Ituraea, Iturae'a. Iturea . Reference Bible.
/i/iturae'a.htm - 6k

It'tai (7 Occurrences)
It'tai. Ittai, It'tai. Ituraea . Multi-Version Concordance It'tai (7 Occurrences).
2 ... RSV). Ittai, It'tai. Ituraea . Reference Bible.
/i/it'tai.htm - 8k

Philip (37 Occurrences)
... Salome. (see HEROD PHILIP I.). (4.) The "tetrarch of Ituraea" (Luke 3:1);
a son of Herod the Great, and brother of Herod Antipas. The ...
/p/philip.htm - 32k

Judea (50 Occurrences)
... Caesar, Pontius Pilate being governor of Judea, and Herod being tetrarch of Galilee,
and his brother Philip tetrarch of the region of Ituraea and Trachonitis ...
/j/judea.htm - 22k

Lysanias (1 Occurrence)
... Caesar, Pontius Pilate being governor of Judea, and Herod being tetrarch of Galilee,
and his brother Philip tetrarch of the region of Ituraea and Trachonitis ...
/l/lysanias.htm - 7k

Lysa'ni-as (1 Occurrence)
... the government of Tiberius Caesar -- Pontius Pilate being governor of Judea, and
Herod tetrarch of Galilee, and Philip his brother, tetrarch of Ituraea and of ...
/l/lysa'ni-as.htm - 6k

Fifteenth (18 Occurrences)
... Caesar, Pontius Pilate being governor of Judea, and Herod being tetrarch of Galilee,
and his brother Philip tetrarch of the region of Ituraea and Trachonitis ...
/f/fifteenth.htm - 13k

Hazor (19 Occurrences)
... Hazor and Ithnan.". (3.) A district in Arabia (Jeremiah 49:28-33), supposed
by some to be Jetor, ie, Ituraea. (4.) "Kerioth and Hezron ...
/h/hazor.htm - 17k

Traconitis (1 Occurrence)
... the government of Tiberius Caesar -- Pontius Pilate being governor of Judea, and
Herod tetrarch of Galilee, and Philip his brother, tetrarch of Ituraea and of ...
/t/traconitis.htm - 6k

Bible Concordance
Ituraea (1 Occurrence)

Luke 3:1 Now in the fifteenth year of the reign of Tiberius Caesar, Pontius Pilate being governor of Judea, and Herod being tetrarch of Galilee, and his brother Philip tetrarch of the region of Ituraea and Trachonitis, and Lysanias tetrarch of Abilene,
(WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY YLT NAS)

Subtopics

Ituraea

Ituraea: Small Province in the Northwest of Palestine

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