adjective or noun see Ituraea

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  • iturean — ˌichəˈrēən noun ( s) Usage: usually capitalized Etymology: Latin Ituraeus Iturean (from Greek Ityraios, adjective, of Iturea, country in ancient Palestine) + English an : a native or inhabitant of Iturea, an Arab kingdom in ancient Palestine… …   Useful english dictionary

  • iturean — it·u·re·an …   English syllables

  • RAMAT HA-GOLAN — (Heb. רָמַת הַגּוֹלָן; the Golan Heights or Plateau ), comprises practically the whole Golan region of N. Transjordan which forms the western section of the bashan . Ramat ha Golan borders on the upper Jordan Rift Valley and Lake Kinneret in the… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Ituraea — or Iturea geographical name country of ancient Palestine S of Damascus • Ituraean or Iturean adjective or noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Iturea — is the Greek name of a province, derived from the Biblical Jetur, name of a son of Ishmael ( comp. Gen. xxv. 15, 16). The name of the province is mentioned only once in the Bible (Luke iii. 1), while in historical sources the name of the people,… …   Wikipedia

  • Trachonitis — Appears in Scripture only in the phrase tes Itouraias kai Trachbnitidos choras , literally, of the Iturean and Trachonian region (Luke 3:1). Trachonitis signifies the land associated with the trachon, a rugged stony tract. There are two volcanic… …   Wikipedia

  • Gospel of Saint Luke —     Gospel of Saint Luke     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Gospel of Saint Luke     The subject will be treated under the following heads:     I. Biography of Saint Luke; II.Authenticity of the Gospel; III. Integrity of the Gospel; IV. Purpose and… …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Men-at-Arms — Pays  Royaume Uni Langue Anglais Genre Histoire milit …   Wikipédia en Français

  • ABILENE — ABILENE, district in Coele Syria, centered around the city of Abila (modern Suq on the Barada River, 16½ mi. (27 km.) N.W. of Damascus) and extending over the western slopes of Mt. Hermon. Originally part of the Iturean principality, it was held… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

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