Definitions for Judahˈdʒu də
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
the fourth son of Jacob and Leah. Gen. 29:35.
one of the 12 tribes of Israel, traditionally descended from him.
the Biblical kingdom of the Hebrews in S Palestine, including the tribes of Judah and Benjamin.
Category: Bible, Geography (places)
Ref: Compare Israel (def. 4). 4
(Old Testament) the fourth son of Jacob who was forebear of one of the tribes of Israel; one of his descendants was to be the Messiah
an ancient kingdom of southern Palestine with Jerusalem as its center
Fourth son of Jacob, by his wife Leah.
One of the Israelite tribes, descended from Judah, from which David and his lineage came.
The name of the southern Israelite kingdom which continued to be ruled by the Davidic dynasty after Solomon's death and the breakup of the united monarchy, with the northern portion keeping the name Israel.
Origin: Old Testament יהודה, a son of Jacob.
Judah was, according to the Book of Genesis, the fourth son of Jacob and Leah, and the founder of the Israelite Tribe of Judah. Biblical scholars, such as J. A. Emerton view the narrative of Judah as a postdiction, an eponymous metaphor providing an aetiology of the connectedness of the tribe to others in the Israelite confederation.
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