- the S region of ancient Palestine: existed under Persian, Greek, and Roman rule; divided between Israel and Jordan in 1948; since 1967 completely occupied by Israel.
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- a variant spelling of Judaea
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Word Origin and History for judea
from Latin Judaea, from Judah (see Judah).
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