- 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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Examples from the Web for judaea
Our religion comes not only from Judaea, but also from Greece.The Legacy of Greece
We have come from Judaea, where the Son of God has died and risen again.Balthasar
For some years Judaea paid her tribute, thankful to be left undisturbed.
The next is a pastoral poem which could have been written only in Judaea.
He was also made a Roman citizen and received an estate in Judaea.
- the S division of ancient Palestine, succeeding the kingdom of Judah: a Roman province during the time of Christ
- a variant spelling of Judaea
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Word Origin and History for judaea
from Latin Judaea, from Judah (see Judah).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper