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Judea

(jo͞odē`ə): see JudaeaJudaea
or Judea
[Lat. from Judah], region, Greco-Roman name for S Palestine. It varied in size in different periods. In the time of Jesus it was both part of the province of Syria and a kingdom ruled by the Herods.
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Judaea

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the S division of ancient Palestine, succeeding the kingdom of Judah: a Roman province during the time of Christ
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This was all good, but it is hard to say if it was better than the swigs of simple warm canteen water we had enjoyed during our hot Judean Desert hike.
The illuminating text is accompanied by photography of the parchments and contextual images of the Judean Desert and seascape.
The tomb is at a site called Herodium, a flattened hilltop in the Judean Desert, clearly visible from southern Jerusalem.
132) Patrich comments that Judean desert monasticism only began to flourish under Sabas (439-532), and counts six laurae and eight coenobia by ca.
It begins with a brief chapter in which Satlow presents the evidence of legal documents retrieved from Elephantine and the Judean desert.
The group includes several members of the International Team of Editors of the Dead Sea Scrolls, the group working to translate the fragments of the ancient text found in caves in the Judean desert.
Ever since a Bedouin shepherd found the first scrolls in the Judean desert in 1947, the Dead Sea Scrolls have been the subject of passionate speculation and controversy.
ON top of a 1,300ft cliff at the edge of the Judean Desert and the Dead Sea Valley stands Israel's most famous archaeological site, Masada.
A small group of us were very tired after a day in the hill fort of Masada and we were driving back to Jerusalem with the sun sinking over the Judean desert, its rays striking across the Dead Sea and illuminating the high, cliff walls of the Hashemite kingdom of Jordan on the other side.
The boys' bodies were found in a cave in Wadi Hariton, a dry river bed about half a mile from the Tekoa settlement on the edge of the Judean Desert.
Consequently, significant differences in the distribution of higher plants and of microorganisms is attributed to the direction of incident rainfall in the Judean Desert (Danin, 1989c) - as is their distribution on house walls in Rome (Caneva et al.