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also Ju·dae·a  (jo͞o-dē′ə, -dā′ə)
An ancient region of southern Palestine comprising present-day southern Israel, the southern West Bank, and southwest Jordan. In the time of Jesus it was a kingdom ruled by the Herods and part of the Roman province of Syria.

Ju·de′an adj. & n.


(Placename) a variant spelling of Judaea


(dʒuˈdi ə)

the S region of ancient Palestine: existed under Persian, Greek, and Roman rule; divided between Israel and Jordan in 1948; occupied by Israel since 1967.
Ju•de′an, adj., n.
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Noun1.Judea - the southern part of ancient Palestine succeeding the kingdom of JudahJudea - the southern part of ancient Palestine succeeding the kingdom of Judah; a Roman province at the time of Christ
Canaan, Holy Land, Promised Land, Palestine - an ancient country in southwestern Asia on the east coast of the Mediterranean Sea; a place of pilgrimage for Christianity and Islam and Judaism


[dʒuːˈdiːə] nGiudea
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The Judea, hove to, wallowed on the Atlantic like an old candlebox.
We had fair breezes, smooth water right into the tropics, and the old Judea lumbered along in the sun- shine.
In Vespasian's time, there went a prophecy in the East, that those that should come forth of Judea, should reign over the world: which though it may be was meant of our Savior; yet Tacitus expounds it of Vespasian.
So, rested and refreshed, we fell into line and filed away over the barren mountains of Judea, and along rocky ridges and through sterile gorges, where eternal silence and solitude reigned.
A quarter of a mile away was Bethlehem of Judea, and the pilgrims took some of the stone wall and hurried on.
Malthusian idea was Herod of Judea, though all the famous soldiers
I tell you," resumed Clopin angrily, "that I'm not a Jew, and that I'll have you hung, belly of the synagogue, like that little shopkeeper of Judea, who is by your side, and whom I entertain strong hopes of seeing nailed to a counter one of these days, like the counterfeit coin that he is
Congregation Beth Judea invites the community to listen to Moshe Noyovich, American Friends of Magen David Adom Senior Israel Representative, speak on various AFMDA programs during their Friday Night Shabbat service.
While the PLO never upheld its pledge to remove the clauses from its national covenant which delegitimize the Jewish state and endorse an armed struggle against it, the letters of recognition nevertheless formed the basis for Israel's acceptance of the Palestinian Authority's establishment and operation in Judea, Samaria, and Gaza.
The upcoming conference on a plan to change the Jordanian government and annex Judea and Samaria will not work - and will destroy anything gained so far.
The PA purchases 95% of its electricity in Judea and Samaria and 75% of its electricity in Gaza from Israel.