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Judah (persons in the Bible)

Judah (jōō´də). 1 In the Bible he is the fourth son of Jacob and Leah and the eponymous ancestor of one of the 12 tribes of Israel. In the Book of Genesis, Judah emerges as a leader. With Reuben he interceded for Joseph's life, and he was the spokesman for his brothers before Joseph in Egypt. In the exodus his tribe was in the lead, and it settled in the rich land of S Palestine, extending from the Dead Sea to the Mediterranean, according to scripture. Within its borders was Jerusalem. It gave its name to the Kingdom of Judah. The royal and Messianic family of David was of the tribe of Judah. 2 In the Book of Nehemiah, a Levitical family. 3 In the Book of Ezra, a Levite. 4 In Nehemiah, an overseer. 5 In Nehemiah, a priest's son. 6 The same as Hodaviah3.

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Judah

Judah Fourth son of Jacob and his first wife Leah, and forefather of the most important of the 12 tribes of ancient Israel. After the Exodus and Joshua's conquest of Canaan, the tribe of Judah received the region south of Jerusalem. This territory later became known as Judaea. The tribe of Judah eventually became the dominant one. Israel's greatest kings, David and Solomon, belonged to Judah, and prophets foretold that the Messiah would arise from among its members.

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Judah (place in the Bible)

Judah, in the Bible, the southern of the two kingdoms remaining after the division of the kingdom of the Jews that occurred under Rehoboam. The northern kingdom, Israel, was continually at war with Judah. In the Bible the southern kingdom is regarded as usually more loyal to God than the northern kingdom was. Judah's capital was Jerusalem, and its dynasty was the house of David. It lasted from 931 BC to 586 BC

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Judah

Judah in the Bible, a Hebrew patriarch, the fourth son of Jacob. Also, the tribe of Israel traditionally descended from him, the most powerful of the twelve tribes of Israel.

Judah is also the name given to the southern part of ancient Palestine, occupied by the tribe of Judah. After the reign of Solomon (c.930 bc) it formed a separate kingdom from Israel.

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Judah

Judah. Fourth son of the Jewish patriarch Jacob and his wife Leah. Judah was the ancestor of the most prominent southern tribe, and the name was used for the Southern Israelite kingdom which remained loyal to the Davidic kingship.

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