judea

ByBible Blender

Oct 14, 2014

Judea (or Judaea) is the biblical, Roman, and modern name of the mountainous southern part of the historic Land of Israel, also known since 1948 as the West Bank.  The name Judea is a Greek and Roman adaptation of the name “Judah”, which originally encompassed the territory of the Israelite tribe of that name and later of the ancient Kingdom of Judah.

Timeline of Judea

  • 11th century BC–930 BC: part of the Kingdom of Israel
  • 930 BC–586 BC: Kingdom of Judah
  • 586 BC–539 BC: Babylonian Empire
  • 539 BC–332 BC: Persian Empire
  • 332 BC–305 BC: Macedonian Empire of Alexander the Great
  • 305 BC–198 BC: Ptolemaics
  • 198 BC–141 BC: Seleucids
  • 37 BC-6 AD: Herod the Great
  • 26–36: Pontius Pilate prefect of Roman Judea during the Crucifixion of Jesus
  • 41-44 AD: Agrippa I rules
  • 48-100 AD – Agrippa II rules