ancient region of S Palestine under Persian, Greek, & Roman rule, corresponding roughly to the Biblical Judah
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.
- Roman rendition of Judah. Used after the fall of the Davidic dynasty and through the period as part of the Roman Empire.
- 1611 In the hundred fourscore and eighth year, the people that were at Jerusalem and in Judea, and the council, and Judas, sent greeting and health unto Aristobulus, king Ptolemeus' master, who was of the stock of the anointed priests, and to the Jews that were in Egypt — 2 Maccabees 1:10 KJV.