Ituraea


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It·u·rae·a

 (ĭch′ə-rē′ə)
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.
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In the fifteenth year of the reign of Tiberius Caesar, when Pontius Pilate was governor of Judea, and Herod was tetrarch of Galilee, and his brother Philip tetrarch of the region of Ituraea and Trachonitis, and Lysanias was tetrarch of Abilene, during the high priesthood of Annas and Caiaphas, the word of God came to John the son of Zechariah in the desert.
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).
46) Other links with imperial history are of course 3:1: `the fifteenth year of Tiberias Caesar', hence AD 30, with Pontius Pilate named as the `pro-consul' ([GREEK TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII]) of Judaea, Herod as tetrarch of Galilee, Philip of Ituraea, and Lysanius of Abilene.