Judaea
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Judaea

Judea, same as Judah

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
JUDAEA

joo-de'-a, ju-de'-a (Ioudaia): The "land of the Jews," the Greco-Roman equivalent of Judah. As most of the Israelites returning from the captivity belonged to the tribe of Judah, they came to be called Jews and their land Judea. In Tobit 1:18 the name is applied to the old kingdom of Judah. For a general description of the physical geography and early history of this region see JUDAH. The limits of this district varied greatly, extending as the Jewish population increased, but in many periods with very indefinite boundaries.

Under the Persian empire, Judea (or Judah) was a district administered by a governor who, like Zerubbabel (Haggai 1:14; Haggai 2:2), was probably usually a Jew. Even as late as Judas Maccabeus, Hebron and its surroundings-the very heart of old Judah was under the domination of the Edomites, whom, however, Judas conquered (1 Maccabees 5:65); in the time of his brother Jonathan (145 B.C.), three tetrarchies of Samaria, Aphaerema, Lydda and Ramathaim, were added to Judea (1 Maccabees 10:30, 38; 11:34); in some passages it is referred to at this time as the "land of Judah" (Iouda) (1 Maccabees 10:30, 33, 37). The land was then roughly limited by what may be called the "natural boundaries of Judah" (see JUDAH).

Strabo (xvi.11, 21) extends the name Judea to include practically all Palestine; as does Luke (4:44 m; 23:05; Acts 2:9; Acts 10:37, etc.). In several New Testament references (Matthew 4:25 Mark 1:5; Mark 3:7 Luke 5:17 John 3:22 Acts 1:8), Judea is contrasted with its capital Jerusalem. The country bordering on the shores of the Dead Sea for some miles inland was known as the Wilderness of Judea (see JUDAH; JESHIMON) (Matthew 3:1), or "the wilderness" (Mark 1:4 Luke 3:2); here John the Baptist appeared as a preacher. According to Matthew 19:1 (but compare Mark 10:1, where the Revised Version (British and American) has "Judaea and beyond Jordan"), some cities beyond Jordan belonged to Judea. That this was an actual fact we know from Ptolemy (v.16, 9) and Josephus (Ant., XII, iv, 11).

According to Josephus (BJ, III, iii, 5), Judea extended from Anuath-Borkaeos (i.e. Khan Berkit near Khan es Saweh, close to the most northerly frontier of Judah as described in JUDAH (which see)) to the village Jordan, possibly Tell `Arad, near Arabia in the South. Its breadth was from Joppa in the West to Jordan in the East. The seacoast also as far north as Ptolemais (`Akka), except Jamnia, Joppa and (according to the Talm) Caesarea, belonged to this province.

After the death of Herod the Great, Archelaus received Judea, Samaria and Idumea as his ethnarchy, but on his deposition Judea was absorbed into the Roman province of Syria, the procurator of which lived at Caesarea.

Of later history it is only necessary to notice that in the 5th century Judea became part of the land known as Palaestina Prima; that at the time of the Latin kingdom of Jerusalem (12th century) all the hill country of Judah from Sinjil to Tekoa was the royal domain, while the southern section to Beersheba belonged to the Seigneur de Abraham (i.e. of Hebron); and lastly that a district, the rough equivalent of the kingdom of Judah, though larger, and of the Judea described by Josephus (BJ, III, iii, 5), though slightly smaller, forms today the Mutaserraflic of el Kuds, an administrative area where more than in any spot in the world the problem of the "land of the Jews" is today increasingly acute.

E. W. G. Masterman

JUDAEA, WILDERNESS OF

(Matthew 3:1).

See JUDAEA.

Greek
2449. Ioudaia -- Judaea.
... 2448, 2449. Ioudaia. 2450 . Judaea. ... Judaea. Feminine of Ioudaios (with ge implied);
the Judaean land (ie Judaea), a region of Palestine -- Judaea. ...
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2453. Ioudaios -- Jewish, a Jew, Judea
... Jewess, of Judaea. From Iouda (in the sense of Ioudas as a country); Judaean, ie
Belonging to Jehudah -- Jew(-ess), of Judaea. see GREEK Iouda. see GREEK Ioudas ...
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3714. oreinos -- mountainous, the hill country
... hill country. From oros; mountainous, ie (feminine by implication, of chora) the
Highlands (of Judaea) -- hill country. see GREEK oros. see GREEK chora. ...
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4540. Samareia -- Samaria, the name of both a city and a region in ...
... Spelling: (sam-ar'-i-ah) Short Definition: Samaria Definition: Samaria, a small
district of Palestine, bounded by Galilee on the north, and by Judaea on the ...
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Strong's Hebrew
3061. 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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Library

In Judaea
... Chapter 5 In Judaea. ... Hers was quite another and a peculiar claim. Galilee might be
the outer court, but Judaea was like the inner sanctuary of Israel. ...
/.../edersheim/sketches of jewish social life/chapter 5 in judaea.htm

The First Ministry of the Baptist.
... for him to utter the mighty burden that pressed upon him; and "in the fifteenth
year of Tiberius Caesar, Pontius Pilate being governor of Judaea, Herod the ...
//christianbookshelf.org/meyer/john the baptist/v the first ministry of.htm

"We must Increase, but I must Decrease. "
... the crowds of Passover pilgrims were dispersing homewards, He also left the city
with his disciples, and began a missionary tour throughout the land of Judaea. ...
//christianbookshelf.org/meyer/john the baptist/ix we must increase but.htm

A Bird's-Eye view of the Early Church
... 'So the Church throughout all Judaea and Galilee and Samaria had ... I. Outward rest.
'Then had the Church rest throughout all Judaea and Galilee and Samaria.'. ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture the acts/a birds-eye view of the.htm

The Breaking Out of Discord
... 'And certain men which came down from Judaea taught the ... Luke delicately suggests
this by saying that they 'came down from Judaea,' rather than from Jerusalem. ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture the acts/the breaking out of discord.htm

Jesus is Born in Bethlehem
... So she got ready for a long journey, and went off into the hill country of Judaea
to see Elizabeth. And God had also promised to send Elizabeth a son. ...
/.../christianbookshelf.org/anonymous/the good shepherd/chapter ii jesus is born.htm

In Galilee at the Time of Our Lord
... by which Rabbinical pride distinguished between the material wealth of Galilee and
the supremacy in traditional lore claimed for the academies of Judaea proper ...
/.../edersheim/sketches of jewish social life/chapter 3 in galilee at.htm

Palestine Eighteen Centuries Ago
... The formal decision, however, was for a time postponed by a fresh insurrection
in Judaea, which was quelled only with difficulty. ...
/.../sketches of jewish social life/chapter 1 palestine eighteen centuries.htm

Witnessing Better than Knowing the Future
... But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall
be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria ...
/.../spurgeons sermons volume 39 1893/witnessing better than knowing the.htm

John the Baptist
... work. So John went down from the wild hills of Judaea to the River Jordan,
and he began to preach to everyone who passed by. There ...
/.../anonymous/the good shepherd/chapter iv john the baptist.htm

Thesaurus
Judaea (45 Occurrences)
...JUDAEA. joo-de'-a, ju-de'-a (Ioudaia): The "land of the Jews," the Greco-Roman
equivalent of Judah. ... EWG Masterman. JUDAEA, WILDERNESS OF. ...
/j/judaea.htm - 24k

District (59 Occurrences)
... Mark 1:5 And there went out to him all the district of Judaea, and all they of
Jerusalem, and were baptised by him in the river Jordan, confessing their sins. ...
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Escape (142 Occurrences)
... Gehenna? (WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV). Matthew 24:16 "then let
those who are in Judaea escape to the hills; (WEY). Matthew ...
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Wilderness (304 Occurrences)
... Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. JUDAEA, WILDERNESS OF. ... WILDERNESS. wil'-der-nes.
See DESERT; JUDAEA, WILDERNESS OF; WANDERINGS OF ISRAEL. SIN, WILDERNESS OF. ...
/w/wilderness.htm - 43k

Inhabitants (254 Occurrences)
... Mark 1:5 There went out to him people of all classes from Judaea, and the inhabitants
of Jerusalem of all ranks, and were baptized by him in the river Jordan ...
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Tarried (42 Occurrences)
... (KJV ASV WBS). John 3:22 After these things came Jesus and his disciples into the
land of Judaea; and there he tarried with them, and baptized. (KJV ASV WBS). ...
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Beth-lehem (49 Occurrences)
... Matthew 2:1 Now when the birth of Jesus took place in Beth-lehem of Judaea, in the
days of Herod the king, there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem, (BBE ...
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Coasts (58 Occurrences)
... Matthew 19:1 And it came to pass, that when Jesus had finished these sayings, he
departed from Galilee, and came into the coasts of Judaea beyond Jordan; (KJV ...
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Churches (39 Occurrences)
... Acts 9:31 Then had the churches rest throughout all Judaea and Galilee and Samaria,
and were edified; and walking in the fear of the Lord, and in the comfort ...
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Spread (257 Occurrences)
... Luke 1:65 And all who lived round about them were filled with awe, and throughout
the hill country of Judaea reports of all these things were spread abroad. ...
/s/spread.htm - 40k

Concordance
Judaea (45 Occurrences)

Matthew 2:1
Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judaea in the days of Herod the king, behold, there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem,
(KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY)

Matthew 2:5
And they said unto him, In Bethlehem of Judaea: for thus it is written by the prophet,
(KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY)

Matthew 2:22
But when he heard that Archelaus did reign in Judaea in the room of his father Herod, he was afraid to go thither: notwithstanding, being warned of God in a dream, he turned aside into the parts of Galilee:
(KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY)

Matthew 3:1
In those days came John the Baptist, preaching in the wilderness of Judaea,
(KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY)

Matthew 3:5
Then went out to him Jerusalem, and all Judaea, and all the region round about Jordan,
(KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY)

Matthew 4:25
And there followed him great multitudes of people from Galilee, and from Decapolis, and from Jerusalem, and from Judaea, and from beyond Jordan.
(KJV ASV BBE DBY)

Matthew 19:1
And it came to pass, that when Jesus had finished these sayings, he departed from Galilee, and came into the coasts of Judaea beyond Jordan;
(KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY)

Matthew 24:16
Then let them which be in Judaea flee into the mountains:
(KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY)

Mark 1:5
And there went out unto him all the land of Judaea, and they of Jerusalem, and were all baptized of him in the river of Jordan, confessing their sins.
(KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY)

Mark 3:7
But Jesus withdrew himself with his disciples to the sea: and a great multitude from Galilee followed him, and from Judaea,
(KJV ASV BBE DBY)

Mark 3:8
and from Judaea and Jerusalem and Idumaea and from beyond the Jordan and from the district of Tyre and Sidon there came to Him a vast crowd, hearing of all that He was doing.
(WEY)

Mark 10:1
And he arose from thence, and cometh into the coasts of Judaea by the farther side of Jordan: and the people resort unto him again; and, as he was wont, he taught them again.
(KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY)

Mark 13:14
But when ye shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing where it ought not, (let him that readeth understand,) then let them that be in Judaea flee to the mountains:
(KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY)

Luke 1:5
THERE was in the days of Herod, the king of Judaea, a certain priest named Zacharias, of the course of Abia: and his wife was of the daughters of Aaron, and her name was Elisabeth.
(KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY)

Luke 1:65
And fear came on all that dwelt round about them: and all these sayings were noised abroad throughout all the hill country of Judaea.
(KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY)

Luke 2:4
And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judaea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem; (because he was of the house and lineage of David:)
(KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY)

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

Luke 6:17
And he came down with them, and stood in the plain, and the company of his disciples, and a great multitude of people out of all Judaea and Jerusalem, and from the sea coast of Tyre and Sidon, which came to hear him, and to be healed of their diseases;
(KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY)

Luke 7:17
And this rumour of him went forth throughout all Judaea, and throughout all the region round about.
(KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY)

Luke 21:21
Then let them which are in Judaea flee to the mountains; and let them which are in the midst of it depart out; and let not them that are in the countries enter thereinto.
(KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY)

Luke 23:5
But they violently insisted. "He stirs up the people," they said, "throughout all Judaea with His teaching--even from Galilee (where He first started)
(WEY ASV BBE DBY)

John 3:22
After these things came Jesus and his disciples into the land of Judaea; and there he tarried with them, and baptized.
(KJV WEY BBE DBY)

John 4:3
He left Judaea, and departed again into Galilee.
(KJV WEY BBE DBY)

John 4:47
When he heard that Jesus was come out of Judaea into Galilee, he went unto him, and besought him that he would come down, and heal his son: for he was at the point of death.
(KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY)

John 4:54
This is again the second miracle that Jesus did, when he was come out of Judaea into Galilee.
(KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY)

John 7:1
After this Jesus moved from place to place in Galilee. He would not go about in Judaea, because the Jews were seeking an opportunity to kill Him.
(WEY ASV BBE DBY)

John 7:3
His brethren therefore said unto him, Depart hence, and go into Judaea, that thy disciples also may see the works that thou doest.
(KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY)

John 11:7
Then after that saith he to his disciples, Let us go into Judaea again.
(KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY)

Acts 1:8
But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.
(KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY)

Acts 2:9
Parthians, and Medes, and Elamites, and the dwellers in Mesopotamia, and in Judaea, and Cappadocia, in Pontus, and Asia,
(KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY)

Acts 2:14
But Peter, standing up with the eleven, lifted up his voice, and said unto them, Ye men of Judaea, and all ye that dwell at Jerusalem, be this known unto you, and hearken to my words:
(KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY)

Acts 8:1
And Saul was consenting unto his death. And at that time there was a great persecution against the church which was at Jerusalem; and they were all scattered abroad throughout the regions of Judaea and Samaria, except the apostles.
(KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY)

Acts 9:31
Then had the churches rest throughout all Judaea and Galilee and Samaria, and were edified; and walking in the fear of the Lord, and in the comfort of the Holy Ghost, were multiplied.
(KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY)

Acts 10:37
That word, I say, ye know, which was published throughout all Judaea, and began from Galilee, after the baptism which John preached;
(KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY)

Acts 11:1
And the apostles and brethren that were in Judaea heard that the Gentiles had also received the word of God.
(KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY)

Acts 11:29
Then the disciples, every man according to his ability, determined to send relief unto the brethren which dwelt in Judaea:
(KJV WEY BBE DBY)

Acts 12:19
And when Herod had sought for him, and found him not, he examined the keepers, and commanded that they should be put to death. And he went down from Judaea to Caesarea, and there abode.
(KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY)

Acts 15:1
And certain men which came down from Judaea taught the brethren, and said, Except ye be circumcised after the manner of Moses, ye cannot be saved.
(KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY)

Acts 21:10
And as we tarried there many days, there came down from Judaea a certain prophet, named Agabus.
(KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY)

Acts 26:20
But shewed first unto them of Damascus, and at Jerusalem, and throughout all the coasts of Judaea, and then to the Gentiles, that they should repent and turn to God, and do works meet for repentance.
(KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY)

Acts 28:21
And they said unto him, We neither received letters out of Judaea concerning thee, neither any of the brethren that came shewed or spake any harm of thee.
(KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY)

Romans 15:31
That I may be delivered from them that do not believe in Judaea; and that my service which I have for Jerusalem may be accepted of the saints;
(KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY)

2 Corinthians 1:16
And to pass by you into Macedonia, and to come again out of Macedonia unto you, and of you to be brought on my way toward Judaea.
(KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY)

Galatians 1:22
And was unknown by face unto the churches of Judaea which were in Christ:
(KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY)

1 Thessalonians 2:14
For ye, brethren, became followers of the churches of God which in Judaea are in Christ Jesus: for ye also have suffered like things of your own countrymen, even as they have of the Jews:
(KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY)

Subtopics

Judaea

Judaea or Judea

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District (59 Occurrences)

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Inhabitants (254 Occurrences)

Tarried (42 Occurrences)

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Coasts (58 Occurrences)

Churches (39 Occurrences)

Spread (257 Occurrences)

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Flight (325 Occurrences)

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Started (51 Occurrences)

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Story (92 Occurrences)

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Ghost (123 Occurrences)

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Lengthy (4 Occurrences)

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Withdrew (55 Occurrences)

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