from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • 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.

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  • noun 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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  • noun the southern part of ancient Palestine succeeding the kingdom of Judah; a Roman province at the time of Christ


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From Latin Iudaea, from Ancient Greek Ἰουδαία, from Biblical Hebrew יהודה.



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