Judea

or Ju·dae·a

[ joo-dee-uh ]
/ dʒuˈdi ə /

noun

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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British Dictionary definitions for Judea

Judea
/ (dʒuːˈdɪə) /

noun

a variant spelling of Judaea
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