Judah, Son of Jacob (יְהוּדָה, yehudah). Fourth son of Jacob through Leah (Gen 29:35), great-grandson of Abraham, and ancestor of the tribe of Judah (1 Chr 1:34; 2:1). Judah also is the ancestor of King David through the line of Perez (1 Chr 2:4–15).
JUDAH (PERSON) [Heb yĕhûdâ (יְהוּדָה)]. The name of several individuals mentioned in the Bible.1. The fourth son of Jacob and eponymous ancestor of the tribe of Judah. See JUDAH (PLACE).2. A Levite in the postexilic period, an ancestor of Kadmiel, who heads one of three families charged with the
Judah (Person). 1. Fourth of Jacob’s 12 sons (Gn 35:23; 1 Chr 2:1) and the 4th son born to Jacob by Leah, who, overjoyed with the thought of bearing Jacob another son, named him Judah, meaning “praise” (Gn 29:35, “This time I will praise the Lord”). Judah fathered five sons: Er, Onan, and Shelah by Bathshua
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Judahjoo̅ʹdə [Heb. yehûḏâ—‘praised’].1. The 4th son of Jacob by Leah (see separate article).2. An ancestor of Kadmiel, one of those who had the oversight of the rebuilding of the temple (Ezr. 3:9). He is the same as Hodaviah (Ezr. 2:40), Hodevah (Neh. 7:43), and Joda (1 Esd. 5:58).3. A Levite
JUDAH (Person)1. Fourth of Jacob’s 12 sons (Gn 35:23; 1 Chr 2:1) and the fourth son born to Jacob by Leah, who, overjoyed with the thought of bearing Jacob another son, named him Judah, meaning “praise” (Gn 29:35). Judah fathered five sons: Er, Onan, and Shelah by Bathshua the Canaanitess (Gn 38:3–5;
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Judah (joo´duh).1 One of the twelve sons of Jacob (Israel), the fourth born to Jacob and Leah (Gen. 29:35). He assumes a prominent role among the brothers in the Joseph story. He is the one who proposes that Joseph be sold into slavery rather than killed (Gen. 37:26–27); he negotiates with Jacob to
JUDAH1. The fourth son of Jacob whose mother was Leah (Gen 29:35). He married. Canaanite, a daughter of Shuah of Adullam, and they had three sons. Er, Onan, and Shelah. Because of their wickedness and contempt of God the two older sons were slain by the Lord (Gen 38:1–10). Through guile, Judah also
Judah (Heb. yĕhûḏâ)1. The fourth son of Jacob and Leah (Gen. 29:35), who was the eponymous ancestor of the tribe and nation (i.e., he was regarded as both their origin and their representative). Hence Jacob’s blessing of Judah (Gen. 49:8–12) mentions him holding the scepter and ruler’s staff because
JUDAH (the name resembles the Hebrew verb “to praise”) The fourth son of Jacob and the father of the tribe of Judah. The tribe of Judah was destined to be the royal tribe in Israel and to give hope of a Messianic ruler, a hope realized in Christ, the Lion of the tribe of Judah (Gen 49:9–11; Rev 5:5).
Ju´dah (praised, celebrated), the fourth son of Jacob and the fourth of Leah. (b.c. after 1753.) Of Judah’s personal character more traits are preserved than of any other of the patriarchs, with the exception of Joseph, whose life he in conjunction with Reuben saved. Gen. 37:26–28. During the second