[joo-dee-uh] /dʒuˈdi ə/
the S region of ancient Palestine: existed under Persian, Greek, and Roman rule; divided between Israel and Jordan in 1948; since 1967 completely occupied by Israel.
a variant spelling of Judaea
from Latin Judaea, from Judah (see Judah).
After the Captivity this name was applied to the whole of the country west of the Jordan (Hag. 1:1, 14; 2:2). But under the Romans, in the time of Christ, it denoted the southernmost of the three divisions of Palestine (Matt. 2:1, 5; 3:1; 4:25), although it was also sometimes used for Palestine generally (Acts 28:21). The province of Judea, as distinguished from Galilee and Samaria, included the territories of the tribes of Judah, Benjamin, Dan, Simeon, and part of Ephraim. Under the Romans it was a part of the province of Syria, and was governed by a procurator.
[joo-dee-uh n] /dʒuˈdi ən/ adjective 1. of or relating to . noun 2. a native or inhabitant of .
1. a combining form representing Judaic, or Judaism, in compound words: Judeo-Christian.
[joo-dey-oh-kris-chuh n, -dee-] /dʒuˈdeɪ oʊˈkrɪs tʃən, -ˈdi-/ adjective 1. of or relating to the religious writings, beliefs, values, or traditions held in common by Judaism and Christianity.
[joo-dey-oh-span-ish, -dee-] /dʒuˈdeɪ oʊˈspæn ɪʃ, -ˈdi-/ noun 1. (def 1).