judah / judea / israel?

ok i have to do a report on israel and basically its history

after judah underwent hellenistic and seleucide rule

the maccabee's went and regained independence for judah which was then changed to the name judea...

ok thats where i left off

now im confused on the next fact ...

my book says that the romans then overthrew judea .... and in this chapter it refers to judea as israel ....

can someone explain this to me ??

cause i know this is probably so simple and im making it into a big deal :(

After david and solomon's rule the country split into israel and judah

so when it refers to judea as israel in this chapter .... is it referring to the state as a whole ??

AH IM SO CONFUSED!!

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Judea and Israel were one and the same in Roman times--it's just that the Romans referred to Israel as "Judea" which was the location of the Tribe of Judah, the largest of Israel's tribes, which unlike the other tribes of Israel stayed in place and was not one of the Ten Lost Tribes which were forced into exile. The Romans conquered all of Israel including Tiberias and Caesaria in the North, Jerusalem, and Massada in the South, but only after they finally took the Fortress of Massada after a protracted seige were they able to mint a special coin with the words "Judea Capta" whose meaning "Judea is Captured," refers to the ENTIRE Country of Israel, which they called Judea, since the inhabitants were those who descended essentially from the Tribe of Judah, which was the tribe of King David who brought the Ark to Jerusalem, so making it the capital of the Jewish State and the Jewish Religion. Please also note that the word "Jewish" likewise comes from the word "Judah," although all of the Children of ISRAEL received the same Laws at Sinai...it's just that Judah was able to PRESERVE them to Roman times.

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  • 4 years ago

    In about 520 B.C., Ezra the scribe, after bringing the people of Judah back to the land of Judea from their seventy-year captivity in Babylon, gathered them together so he could read the Old Testament to them. The death of Josiah ended the religious revival of Judah, and the nation went into rapid spiritual decline. Looking southeast toward Tel Lachish, one of the great defensed cities that guarded the south entrance to the highlands of Judea and the city of Jerusalem. The Lay of the Land This land—variously known as the land of the Amorites, land of Canaan, land of the Hebrews, land of the children of Israel, Judah, Israel, Yehud, and Palestine—is a unique region of the world. When he heard of another Philistine advance up the Elah Valley to the settlement of Keilah, he immediately struck up a forced march by his own army across southern Judea, over the hill country around Hebron (3,300 feet above sea level), and down the western slopes to the little town of Keilah to rescue its inhabitants.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Judea

    After the Captivity this name was applied to the whole of the country west of the Jordan (Hag 1:1, 14; Hag 2:2). But under the Romans, in the time of Christ, it denoted the southernmost of the three divisions of Palestine (Mat 2:1, 5; Mat 3:1; Mat 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

    —Easton's Illustrated Dictionary

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  • 1 decade ago

    It only existed since 1948. There's no historical fact or archaelogical evidence behind a jewish country before. Sorry.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    No.Israel has only been a country since the UN voted to make them one. Prior to that Israel was a people,not a country.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    It is not your fault that you are confused, revisionists in general make many mistakes.

    Source(s): Palestinian History, A Chronology From Earliest Times Until 1949 Posted on September 9, 2001 http://www.palestineremembered.com/Acre/Palestine-...
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