|Original language||American English|
|Title of host publication||The Encyclopedia of Ancient History|
|Editors||A. M. Maeir|
|Place of Publication||New York|
|State||Published - 2013|
Israel and Judah are ethnonyms that also denote two closely related polities located in the southern Levant, which flourished during the Iron Age (ca. 1200–586 bce); they were situated for the most part in the central hill zones of present-day Israel and Palestine.