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  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Judea 
  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. 
 




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