Relating to or associated with people living in the territory of the southern kingdom of Judah during the divided monarchy, or what later became the larger province of Judah under imperial control. According to the Bible, the area originally received its name as the tribal territory allotted to Judah, the fourth son of Jacob.
One of the great Canaanite goddesses frequently paired with the storm god Baal. Her name takes several forms across the ancient Near East including Ashtart and Ashtoreth. She is associated with both fertility and war, and is called “lady of heaven” in Egyptian texts.
Of or relating to ancient lower Mesopotamia and its empire centered in Babylon.
ability to bear offspring
The stage of development during which humans used iron weapons; in the ancient Near East, approx. 1200 to 500 B.C.E.