Map of Judea
This map includes some of the
geographical locations within the ancient Judah region in Israel.
Judah was the southern part of the Country of Israel, when King
Solomon died the kingdom was divided into two parts, "Israel" and
"Judah" and the southern part of Israel became Judah.
According to Scripture it
went from Jaba (Geba) in the North to Beersheba in the South and
Jerusalem was part of Judah. The Hebrews from Judah were referred to
as Jews (Judahites) and their land was known in Greeks and Latin as
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Map of the Judaea Region in Ancient Israel
Judea was part of the Hill Country
though it contained four other regions, The coastal plain, the
Shephelah (lowlands near the coast), the Negev (southland), and the
wilderness. The hill country was a rough stony land with deep
ravines rising 2500 feet to the open plateau where Jerusalem sat.
The wilderness was a bleak barren
region where the Judean mountains on the east side slope down 4000
feet to the earth's lowest land trench, the Dead Sea region, which
was about 1300 feet below sea-level. In New Testament times the Dead
Sea Region was the area where, at Qumran, the Essene scribes had
gathered or written the Dead Sea Scrolls and established a devout
and separated community.
In New Testament times the population
of Judea was exclusively Jewish. Adorning the rocky plateau was the
city of Jerusalem with the beautiful Temple of Herod (not yet
completed) on Mount Zion. The rabbi's used to boldly say, "He who
has not seen Jerusalem in its beauty has not seen a beautiful great
city in his whole life, and he who has not seen the Second Temple
has not seen a handsome building in his life.
On the west side of the Temple Mount stood the palace of Herod, and
north of that was the fortress of Antonia with its garrison of Roman
auxiliary troops. It was there at the Antonia fortress that Pontius
Pilate, the Roman governor had his residence.
The Bible Mentions a lot Concerning
Luke 3:1 - Now in the
fifteenth year of the reign of Tiberius Caesar, Pontius Pilate being
governor of Judaea, and Herod being tetrarch of
Galilee, and his brother Philip tetrarch of Ituraea and of the
region of Trachonitis, and Lysanias the tetrarch of Abilene,
- And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth,
into Judaea, unto the city of David, which is called
Bethlehem; (because he was of the house and lineage of David:)
Corinthians 1:16 - And to pass by you into Macedonia, and to
come again out of Macedonia unto you, and of you to be brought on my
way toward Judaea.
- And they said unto him, We neither received letters out of
Judaea concerning thee, neither any of the brethren that
came shewed or spake any harm of thee.
2:22 - But when he heard that Archelaus did reign in
Judaea in the room of his father Herod, he was afraid to go
thither: notwithstanding, being warned of God in a dream, he turned
aside into the parts of Galilee:
- And he came down with them, and stood in the plain, and the
company of his disciples, and a great multitude of people out of all
Judaea and Jerusalem, and from the sea coast of Tyre
and Sidon, which came to hear him, and to be healed of their
- And Saul was consenting unto his death. And at that time there was
a great persecution against the church which was at Jerusalem; and
they were all scattered abroad throughout the regions of
Judaea and Samaria, except the apostles.
- And it came to pass on a certain day, as he was teaching, that
there were Pharisees and doctors of the law sitting by, which were
come out of every town of Galilee, and Judaea, and
Jerusalem: and the power of the Lord was [present] to heal them.
- Then had the churches rest throughout all Judaea and
Galilee and Samaria, and were edified; and walking in the fear of
the Lord, and in the comfort of the Holy Ghost, were multiplied.
- There was in the days of Herod, the king of Judaea,
a certain priest named Zacharias, of the course of Abia: and his
wife [was] of the daughters of Aaron, and her name [was] Elisabeth.
- Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judaea in
the days of Herod the king, behold, there came wise men from the
east to Jerusalem,
- And he arose from thence, and cometh into the coasts of
Judaea by the farther side of Jordan: and the people resort
unto him again; and, as he was wont, he taught them again.
- But when ye shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by
Daniel the prophet, standing where it ought not, (let him that
readeth understand,) then let them that be in Judaea
flee to the mountains:
- But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon
you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all
Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of
- But shewed first unto them of Damascus, and at Jerusalem, and
throughout all the coasts of Judaea, and [then] to the
Gentiles, that they should repent and turn to God, and do works meet
- But Peter, standing up with the eleven, lifted up his voice, and
said unto them, Ye men of Judaea, and all [ye] that
dwell at Jerusalem, be this known unto you, and hearken to my words:
- And when Herod had sought for him, and found him not, he examined
the keepers, and commanded that [they] should be put to death. And
he went down from Judaea to Caesarea, and [there]
Thessalonians 2:14 - For ye, brethren, became followers of
the churches of God which in Judaea are in Christ
Jesus: for ye also have suffered like things of your own countrymen,
even as they [have] of the Jews:
19:1 - And it came to pass, [that] when Jesus had finished
these sayings, he departed from Galilee, and came into the coasts of
Judaea beyond Jordan;
- And fear came on all that dwelt round about them: and all these
sayings were noised abroad throughout all the hill country of
- Parthians, and Medes, and Elamites, and the dwellers in
Mesopotamia, and in Judaea, and Cappadocia, in Pontus,
4:25 - And there followed him great multitudes of people
from Galilee, and [from] Decapolis, and [from] Jerusalem, and [from]
Judaea, and [from] beyond Jordan.
- And there went out unto him all the land of Judaea,
and they of Jerusalem, and were all baptized of him in the river of
Jordan, confessing their sins.
- Then let them which are in Judaea flee to the
mountains; and let them which are in the midst of it depart out; and
let not them that are in the countries enter thereinto.
- When he heard that Jesus was come out of Judaea into
Galilee, he went unto him, and besought him that he would come down,
and heal his son: for he was at the point of death.
- That word, [I say], ye know, which was published throughout all
Judaea, and began from Galilee, after the baptism which
- Then the disciples, every man according to his ability, determined
to send relief unto the brethren which dwelt in Judaea:
- But Jesus withdrew himself with his disciples to the sea: and a
great multitude from Galilee followed him, and from Judaea,
- After these things came Jesus and his disciples into the land of
Judaea; and there he tarried with them, and baptized.
- His brethren therefore said unto him, Depart hence, and go into
Judaea, that thy disciples also may see the works that