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The land allotted to the tribe of Judah and the name of the southern kingdom during the divided monarchy. In the Graeco-Roman period, the region became known as Judaea.
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Judah. The tribe of Judah was the most powerful of the twelve tribes of *Israel. Possibly its earliest history is represented in the story of Judah, the fourth son of *Jacob (Gen. 29:35 and ch. 38). Already in the reigns of *David and *Solomon (c. 1000 bc) it was the predominant tribe. After Solomon’s
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
JUDAH [JOO duh] (praise) — the name of seven men and a place in the Old Testament:1. The fourth son of Jacob and Leah and the founder of the family out of which the messianic line came (Gen. 29:35; Num. 26:19–21; Matt. 1:2).Judah was one of the most prominent of the 12 sons of Jacob. He saved Joseph’s
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
Ecclesiastical Dictionary: Containing, in Concise Form, Information upon Ecclesiastical, Biblical, Archæological, and Historical Subjects
Juda.—One of the twelve tribes of ancient Palestine, formed from the country of the Jebusites and Hetheans. It was the most powerful tribe of all. Its territory was bounded by Dan and Benjamin on the north, the Dead Sea and Idumæa on the east, Idumæa and Simeon on the south, and the Mediterranean (nominally)
A Dictionary of Christ and the Gospels: Aaron–Zion
JUDAH (Ἰούδα).—Two passages in the Gospels mention ‘Judah’ (RV), or ‘Juda’ (AV), which is orthographically distinct from ‘Judæa’ (Ἰουδαία) as well as geographically smaller. The one is Mt 2:6 ‘And thou Bethlehem, land of Judah, art in no wise least among the princes of Judah,’ etc., alluding to Bethlehem,
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
JUDAH (Jūʹ dah) Personal, tribal, and territorial name meaning “Praise Yahweh” but may have originally been related to the mountain of Jehud. 1. In Gen. 29:35, the fourth son of Jacob and the progenitor of the tribe of Judah. His mother was Leah. Though Judah is prominent in the Genesis narratives,
Dictionary of the Old Testament: Pentateuch
JUDAHJudah is the name of several individuals in the OT, most noteworthy of whom was one of the twelve sons of Jacob/Israel. During his life Judah the son of Jacob experienced both periods of leadership and moments of sin, a trait shared with nearly every other character in the Hebrew Bible. After Judah’s