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ˈdʒu dəju·dah

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Judahnoun

    (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

  2. Judah, Judanoun

    an ancient kingdom of southern Palestine with Jerusalem as its center


  1. Judahnoun

    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.

  2. Judahnoun

    Fourth son of Jacob, by his wife Leah.

    Now the sons of Jacob were twelve: 23 The sons of Leah; Reuben, Jacob's firstborn, and Simeon, and Levi, and Judah, and Issachar, and Zebulun: 24 The sons of Rachel; Joseph, and Benjamin: 25 And the sons of Bilhah, Rachel's handmaid; Dan, and Naphtali: 26 And the sons of Zilpah, Leah's handmaid; Gad, and Asher: these are the sons of Jacob, which were born to him in Padan-aram.

  3. Judahnoun

    One of the Israelite tribes, descended from Judah, from which David and his lineage came.

  4. Judahnoun

    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.

    And they gave them the city of Arba the father of Anak, which city is Hebron, in the hill country of Judah, with the suburbs thereof round about it.

  5. Judahnoun

    A male given name from Hebrew.

  6. Etymology: Old Testament יהודה, a son of Jacob.


  1. Judah

    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.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. JUDAH

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Judah is ranked #21895 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Judah surname appeared 1,186 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Judah.

    79.6% or 944 total occurrences were White.
    9.6% or 114 total occurrences were Black.
    4.7% or 56 total occurrences were Asian.
    3.8% or 46 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of judah in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of judah in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of judah in a Sentence

  1. Mark Goodacre:

    There's no evidence at all that Jesus had a son at all, let alone a son called Judah.

  2. Hagai Misgav:

    It seems that Elihana maintained her right to property and financial independence even after her marriage and therefore her father’s name was retained; however, we do not have sufficient information about the law in Judah during this period.

  3. Travis Lowe:

    I struggle to see the way that people can wave a banner of Christianity and still employ the language of violence, and even a lot of the imagery that I've seen used will reference Jesus as being a lion, a lion of the tribe of Judah, but one of the things that I recognize in the New Testament is that every time that we expect Jesus to show up as a lion, he shows up as a lamb.

  4. Israel Antiquities Authority:

    Related : 25 new' Dead Sea Scrolls' revealed The document indicates the payment of taxes or transfer of goods to storehouses in Jerusalem, the capital of the ancient Kingdom of Judah, according to Israel Antiquities Authority. The discovery of the papyrus shows that there are other artifacts of tremendous importance to our heritage that are waiting to be found in the Judean Desert caves, the world’s heritage assets are being plundered on a daily basis by antiquities robbers solely for greed.

  5. Joe Charny:

    Judah Samet're all going to be there. The very fact that Judah Samet're doing this and that Judah Samet can celebrate an event like that as a victory for Judah Samet, judah Samet've come out of terrible difficulties and awful situations, but Judah Samet can come and Judah Samet can get together and Judah Samet can live.

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