Itouraios: Ituraea, a region North of Pal.Original Word: Ἰτουραῖος, α, ονPart of Speech:
Ituraean, an adjective applied to a district also called Trachonitis, about 60 miles east of the Sea of Galilee, and partly inhabited by the nomad tribe called Ituraeans.
NAS Exhaustive ConcordanceWord Origin
of Hebrew origin YeturDefinition
Ituraea, a region N. of Pal.NASB Translation
Thayer'sSTRONGS NT 2484: ἸτουραιαἸτουραια
a mountainous region, lying northeast of Palestine and west of Damascus (Strabo
16, p. 756 § 18; Pliny
, h. n. 5 (23) 19). According to Luke (Luke 3:1
), at the time when John the Baptist made his public appearance it was subject to Philip the tetrarch, son of Herod the Great, although it is not mentioned by Josephus
(Antiquities 17, 8, 1; 11, 4, 18; 4, 6 and b. j.
2, 6, 3) among the regions assigned to this prince after his father's death; (on this point cf. Schürer
in the Zeitschr. f. wissensch. Theol. for 1877, p. 577f). It was brought under Jewish control by king Aristobulus circa <100 b.c.=""> (Josephus, Antiquities 13, 11, 3). Its inhabitants had been noted for robbery and the skilful use of the bow (Vergil geor. 2, 448; Cicero, Phil. 13, 8, 18; Strabo 16, p. 755f; Lucan, Phar. 7,230, 514). Cf. Münter, Progr. de rebus Ituraeorum, Hafn. 1824; Winers RWB, under the word Ituraea; Kneucker in Schenkel iii., p. 406f; (B. D. American edition under the word).<1>
Of Hebrew origin (Ytuwr); Ituraea (i.e. Jetur), a region of Palestine -- Ituraea.
see HEBREW Ytuwr