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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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Luke says: "It was the fifteenth year of the rule of Emperor Tiberius; Pontius Pilate was governor of Judea, Herod was ruler of Galilee, and his brother Philip was ruler of the territory of Iturea and Trachonitis; Lysanias was ruler of Abilene, and Annas and Caiaphas were High Priests.