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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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A doleful voice arose hail- ing somewhere in the middle of the dock, 'Judea ahoy!'
The Judea, hove to, wallowed on the Atlantic like an old candlebox.
Whenever the old dismantled craft pitched heavily with her counter high in the air, she seemed to me to throw up, like an appeal, like a defiance, like a cry to the clouds without mercy, the words written on her stern: 'Judea, London.
People pointed us out to visitors as 'That 'ere bark that's going to Bankok--has been here six months--put back three times.' On holidays the small boys pulling about in boats would hail, 'Judea, ahoy!' and if a head showed above the rail shouted, 'Where you bound to?-- Bankok?' and jeered.
"We had fair breezes, smooth water right into the tropics, and the old Judea lumbered along in the sun- shine.
Such an idol as that found in the secret groves of Queen Maachah in Judea; and for worshipping which, king Asa, her son, did depose her, and destroyed the idol, and burnt it for an abomination at the brook Kedron, as darkly set forth in the 15th chapter of the first book of Kings.
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.
One of the most practical exponents of the Malthusian idea was Herod of Judea, though all the famous soldiers have been of the same way of thinking.
"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!"
The Shin Bet reports that in recent weeks a number of Hamas military squads have been exposed in the Judea and Samaria area, operating in the Hamas military arm in the Gaza Strip and planning to carry out attacks against Israeli and Palestinian Authority targets.