JUDAEA , the name given to the
See also:part of
See also:Palestine as occupied by the Jewish community in
See also:post-exilic days under Persian, Greek and
See also:Roman overlordship . In Luke and Acts the
See also:term is sometimes used loosely to denote the whole of western Palestine . The limits of Judaea were never very precisely defined and—especially on the
See also:northern frontier—varied from
See also:time to time . After the
See also:death of Herod,
See also:Archelaus became ethnarch of
See also:Samaria, Idumea and Judaea, and when he was deposed Judaea was merged in
See also:Syria, being governed by a
See also:pro-curator whose headquarters were in Caesarea . For a description of the natural features of the
See also:country see PALESTINE; for its
See also:history see JEWS and
See also:JUDAH . Cf . T .
See also:Mommsen, The Provinces of the Roman
See also:Empire, ch. xi .
LEO JUD (1482–1542)
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