from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- An ancient region of southern Palestine comprising present-day southern Israel and southwest Jordan. In the time of Jesus it was a kingdom ruled by the Herods and part of the Roman province of Syria.
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- n. Roman rendition of Judah. Used after the fall of the Davidic dynasty and through the period as part of the Roman Empire.
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- n. the southern part of ancient Palestine succeeding the kingdom of Judah; a Roman province at the time of Christ
In a wide and more improper sense, the term Judea was sometimes extended to the whole country of the
These two, doubtless, came to be known in Judea from the intercourse with
Hebron settlers live on the land, which they term Judea and Samaria, out of religious conviction.
For Israel, this compromise must take the form of abandonment of its historic and Biblical claims to what it calls Judea and Samaria.
More than a quarter million Palestinians live in the shadow of the Israeli's separation barrier, particularly in spots where the barrier is jig-sawed to protect hilltop settlers in what they refer to as Judea and Samaria.
This is especially germane to the many settlers who conceive of their identity as directly connected to the land comprising what they call Judea and Samaria.
Both are seasoned warriors with a strong attachment to the land and a belief that the Jews have a historical right to remain in the West Bank, or what they call Judea and Samaria.
Israel cites historical and Biblical links to the West Bank, which it calls Judea and Samaria.
Israel disputes this, citing historical and biblical links to the area, which it calls Judea and Samaria.
West Bank, which they call Judea and Samaria and regard as a part of historical, ancient
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