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ATS Bible DictionaryJudea
Or land of the Jews, a name sometimes given to the southern part of the Holy Land; and sometimes, especially by foreigners, to the whole country. In the general division of Canaan among the tribes, the southeast part fell to the lot of the tribe of Judah. With the increasing ascendency of that tribe the name of Judah covered a more extended territory, 2 Samuel 5:5; and after the secession of the ten tribes, the kingdom of Judah included the territory of the tribes of Judah and Benjamin, with a part of that of Simeon and Dan. Judah thus occupied all the southern portion of Palestine, while the northern part was called Galilee, and the middle Samaria. After the captivity, as most of those who returned were of the kingdom of Judah, the name Judah, or Judea, was applied generally to the whole of Palestine, Haggai 1:1,14 2:2; and this use of the word has never wholly ceased. When the whole country fell into the power of the Romans, the former division into Galilee, Samaria, and Judea seems to have again become current, Luke 2:4 John 4:3,4. Josephus describes Judea in his day as bounded north by Samaria, east by the Jordan, west by the Mediterranean, and south by the territory of the Arabs. These boundaries seem to include a part of Idumaea. Judea in this extent constituted part of the kingdom of Herod the Great, and afterwards belonged to his son Archelaus. When the latter was banished for his cruelties, Judea was reduced to the form of a Roman province, annexed to the proconsulate of Syria, and governed by procurators, until it was at length given as part of his kingdom to Herod Agrippa II. During all this time, the boundaries of the province were often varied, by the addition or abstraction of different towns and cities.
The original territory of the tribe of Judah was an elevated plain, much broken by frequent hills, ravines, and valleys, and sinking into fine plains and pasture-grounds on the west and south, Zechariah 7:7. It was a healthy, pleasant, and fruitful land. The valleys yielded large crops of grain; and the hills were terraced, watered, covered with vines, Genesis 49:11,12, and rich in olives, figs, and many other fruits. See CANAAN. The "hill country" of Judah lay south and southeast of Jerusalem, Luke 1:39,65, including Bethlehem, Hebron, etc. "The plain" refers usually to the low ground near the Jordan, 2 Samuel 2:29 2 Kings 25:4,5.
The "wilderness of Judea," in which John began to preach, and where Christ was tempted, seems to have been in the eastern part of Judah, adjacent to the Dead sea, and stretching towards Jericho, 2 Samuel 15:28. It is still one of the most dreary and desolate regions of the whole country, Matthew 3:1 4:1.
Easton's Bible DictionaryAfter the Captivity this name was applied to the whole of the country west of the Jordan (Haggai 1:1, 14; 2:2). But under the Romans, in the time of Christ, it denoted the southernmost of the three divisions of Palestine (Matthew 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.
International Standard Bible EncyclopediaJUDEA
joo-de'-a: In Ezra 5:8 for "Judah"; thus the Revised Version (British and American). In the New Testament the form is JUDAEA (which see).
Greek5344. Phelix -- "fortunate," Felix, a governor of Judea
... "fortunate," Felix, a governor of Judea. Part of Speech ... Word Origin of Latin origin
Definition "fortunate," Felix, a governor of Judea NASB Word Usage Felix (9). ...
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745. Archelaos -- "people-ruling," Archelaus, a son of Herod the ...
2401. Idoumaia -- Idumea, a region South of Judea
2453. Ioudaios -- Jewish, a Jew, Judea
4194. Pontios -- Pontius (Pilate), a governor of Judea
4201. Porkios -- Porcius (Festus), a governor of Judea
5347. Phestos -- Festus, a governor of Judea
4091. Pilatos -- Pilate, a Roman procurator of Judea
2449. Ioudaia -- Judaea.
965. Bethleem -- "house of bread," Bethlehem, a city near Jer.
Strong's Hebrew3061. Yehud -- the S. kingdom, named for one of the twelve tribes
... Jewry, Judah, Judea. (Aramaic) contracted from a form corresponding to Yhuwdah;
properly, Judah, hence, Judaea -- Jewry, Judah, Judea. see HEBREW Yhuwdah. ...
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A Sight of Judea
The Early Ministry in Judea
The Mountainous Country of Judea.
A Great Part of South Judea Cut Off under the Second Temple. ...
How Crassus came into Judea, and Pillaged the Temple; and Then ...
Felix is Made Procurator of Judea; as Also Concerning Agrippa ...
How the Soldiers, Both in Judea and Egypt, Proclaimed Vespasian ...
Varus Composes the Tumults in Judea and Crucifies About Two ...
Uch was the Affiliation of Parties Throughout Judea, that The
The South Country. Judea Called 'the South,' in Respect of Galilee ...
ThesaurusJudea (50 Occurrences)
... 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. ...
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Judaea (45 Occurrences)
Region (96 Occurrences)
Felix (11 Occurrences)
Throughout (291 Occurrences)
Judean (7 Occurrences)
Desolation (131 Occurrences)
Shephelah (2 Occurrences)
Bible ConcordanceJudea (50 Occurrences)
Matthew 2:1 Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of King Herod, behold, wise men from the east came to Jerusalem, saying,
Matthew 2:5 They said to him, "In Bethlehem of Judea, for thus it is written through the prophet,
Matthew 2:22 But when he heard that Archelaus was reigning over Judea in the place of his father, Herod, he was afraid to go there. Being warned in a dream, he withdrew into the region of Galilee,
Matthew 3:1 In those days, John the Baptizer came, preaching in the wilderness of Judea, saying,
Matthew 3:5 Then people from Jerusalem, all of Judea, and all the region around the Jordan went out to him.
Matthew 4:25 Great multitudes from Galilee, Decapolis, Jerusalem, Judea and from beyond the Jordan followed him.
Matthew 19:1 It happened when Jesus had finished these words, he departed from Galilee, and came into the borders of Judea beyond the Jordan.
Matthew 24:16 then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains.
Mark 1:5 All the country of Judea and all those of Jerusalem went out to him. They were baptized by him in the Jordan river, confessing their sins.
Mark 3:7 Jesus withdrew to the sea with his disciples, and a great multitude followed him from Galilee, from Judea,
Mark 10:1 He arose from there and came into the borders of Judea and beyond the Jordan. Multitudes came together to him again. As he usually did, he was again teaching them.
Mark 13:14 But when you see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing where it ought not (let the reader understand), then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains,
Luke 1:5 There was in the days of Herod, the king of Judea, a certain priest named Zacharias, of the priestly division of Abijah. He had a wife of the daughters of Aaron, and her name was Elizabeth.
Luke 1:39 And Mary having arisen in those days, went to the hill-country, with haste, to a city of Judea,
Luke 1:65 Fear came on all who lived around them, and all these sayings were talked about throughout all the hill country of Judea.
Luke 2:4 Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judea, to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and family of David;
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,
Luke 4:44 He was preaching in the synagogues of Galilee.
Luke 5:17 It happened on one of those days, that he was teaching; and there were Pharisees and teachers of the law sitting by, who had come out of every village of Galilee, Judea, and Jerusalem. The power of the Lord was with him to heal them.
Luke 6:17 He came down with them, and stood on a level place, with a crowd of his disciples, and a great number of the people from all Judea and Jerusalem, and the sea coast of Tyre and Sidon, who came to hear him and to be healed of their diseases;
Luke 7:17 This report went out concerning him in the whole of Judea, and in all the surrounding region.
Luke 21:21 Then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains. Let those who are in the midst of her depart. Let those who are in the country not enter therein.
Luke 23:5 But they insisted, saying, "He stirs up the people, teaching throughout all Judea, beginning from Galilee even to this place."
John 3:22 After these things, Jesus came with his disciples into the land of Judea. He stayed there with them, and baptized.
John 4:3 he left Judea, and departed into Galilee.
John 4:47 When he heard that Jesus had come out of Judea into Galilee, he went to him, and begged him that he would come down and heal his son, for he was at the point of death.
John 4:54 This is again the second sign that Jesus did, having come out of Judea into Galilee.
John 7:1 After these things, Jesus was walking in Galilee, for he wouldn't walk in Judea, because the Jews sought to kill him.
John 7:3 His brothers therefore said to him, "Depart from here, and go into Judea, that your disciples also may see your works which you do.
John 11:7 Then after this he said to the disciples, "Let's go into Judea again."
Acts 1:8 But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you. You will be witnesses to me in Jerusalem, in all Judea and Samaria, and to the uttermost parts of the earth."
Acts 2:9 Parthians, Medes, Elamites, and people from Mesopotamia, Judea, Cappadocia, Pontus, Asia,
Acts 2:14 But Peter, standing up with the eleven, lifted up his voice, and spoke out to them, "You men of Judea, and all you who dwell at Jerusalem, let this be known to you, and listen to my words.
Acts 8:1 Saul was consenting to his death. A great persecution arose against the assembly which was in Jerusalem in that day. They were all scattered abroad throughout the regions of Judea and Samaria, except for the apostles.
Acts 9:31 So the assemblies throughout all Judea and Galilee and Samaria had peace, and were built up. They were multiplied, walking in the fear of the Lord and in the comfort of the Holy Spirit.
Acts 10:37 that spoken word you yourselves know, which was proclaimed throughout all Judea, beginning from Galilee, after the baptism which John preached;
Acts 11:1 Now the apostles and the brothers who were in Judea heard that the Gentiles had also received the word of God.
Acts 11:29 As any of the disciples had plenty, each determined to send relief to the brothers who lived in Judea;
Acts 12:19 When Herod had sought for him, and didn't find him, he examined the guards, and commanded that they should be put to death. He went down from Judea to Caesarea, and stayed there.
Acts 15:1 Some men came down from Judea and taught the brothers, "Unless you are circumcised after the custom of Moses, you can't be saved."
Acts 21:10 As we stayed there some days, a certain prophet named Agabus came down from Judea.
Acts 26:20 but declared first to them of Damascus, at Jerusalem, and throughout all the country of Judea, and also to the Gentiles, that they should repent and turn to God, doing works worthy of repentance. a perverse and crooked generation.
Acts 28:21 They said to him, "We neither received letters from Judea concerning you, nor did any of the brothers come here and report or speak any evil of you.
Romans 15:31 that I may be delivered from those who are disobedient in Judea, and that my service which I have for Jerusalem may be acceptable to the saints;
2 Corinthians 1:16 and by you to pass into Macedonia, and again from Macedonia to come to you, and to be sent forward by you on my journey to Judea.
Galatians 1:22 I was still unknown by face to the assemblies of Judea which were in Christ,
1 Thessalonians 2:14 For you, brothers, became imitators of the assemblies of God which are in Judea in Christ Jesus; for you also suffered the same things from your own countrymen, even as they did from the Jews;
Ezra 5:8 Be it known unto the king, that we went into the province of Judea, to the house of the great God, which is builded with great stones, and timber is laid in the walls, and this work goeth fast on, and prospereth in their hands.
Ezra 9:9 For we are bondmen; yet our God hath not forsaken us in our bondage, but hath extended mercy unto us in the sight of the kings of Persia, to give us a reviving, to set up the house of our God, and to repair the ruins thereof, and to give us a fence in Judah and in Jerusalem.
Daniel 5:13 Then was Daniel brought in before the king. And the king spoke and said to Daniel, Art thou that Daniel, who art of the children of the captivity of Judah, whom the king my father brought out of Judea?
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