What is the meaning of Judea in the bible?
There are many variations of Judea through out the Bible, in both Old & New Testament; including Judah and Jude. Most mentions have generally have good associations (minus the well-known Judas), however Judea is rarely used and definitely the most interesting choice for a little girl!
Original Language + Form: Greek Ἰουδαία adaption of the Hebrew יהודה
Range of Meanings: Land of the Jews
Concept: Judea is the Greco-Latin (or Greco-Roman) form of the land first called “Judah”. Judah is from the Hebrew word “to praise” so Judea is probably better translated as “Land of those who praise”.
References or Context: The gravity of this location, not as a physical location of importance, but as the place God chose for His people, the Jews, and in turn, His Son. Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea and even commissioned his disciples there!
…But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.
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