Also found in: Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.


An ancient country of northeast Palestine. The area was first inhabited by Arabians and later passed to Judea and Rome.

It′u·rae′an adj. & n.
References in periodicals archive ?
For example, "In the fifteenth year of the reign of Emperor Tiberius, when Pontius Pilate was governor of Judea, and Herod was ruler of Galilee, and his brother Philip ruler of the region of Ituraea and Trachonitis, and Lysanias ruler of Abilene, during the high priesthood of Annas and Caiaphas, the word of God came to John son of Zechariah in the wilderness" (3:1-2).