Ituraea

Smith’s Bible Dictionary

“Ituraea ” means land of Jether

Ituraea : a small province on the northwestern border of Palestine, lying along the base of Mount Hermon, only mentioned in (Luke 3:1) Jetur the son of Ishmael gave his name like the rest of his brethren, to the little province he colonized. (Genesis 25:15,16) It adjoined Trachonitis, and lay along the base of Libanus between Tiberias and Damascus. At the place indicated is situated the modern province of Jedur , which is the Arabic form of the Hebrew Jetur

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