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Judah (kingdom)
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Judah
Judah (יְהוּדָ֖ה‎, yehudah; Ἰουδαία, Ioudaia). 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.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Judah (Place)
JUDAH (PLACE) [Heb yĕhûdâ (יְהוּדָה)]. Var. JUDEA. The name of an Israelite tribe in S Cisjordan, as well as the name of the territory associated with that tribe and the name of the kingdom that, after the death of Solomon, controlled that territory. See also JUDAH, HILL COUNTRY OF.A. Judah, Son
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Judah, Kingdom Of
Judah, kingdom of, a kingdom in the southern Levant consisting of the tribal areas of Judah and Benjamin. It was created by the dissolution of the united monarchy at the death of Solomon (ca. 922 bce). Following this division there was a period of civil war between Judah (the southern kingdom) and Israel
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Judah, Kingdom of
JUDAH, KINGDOM OF. Not until the time of David did Jacob’s prophesied preeminence of Judah (Gen 49:10) begin to reach its fulfillment. After seven years and six months in Hebron (2 Sam 5:5), David took Jerusalem from the Jebusites by stealth and made it his capital and center of worship. But Jerusalem
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Judah
Judah (Heb. YĕHûḏÂ), KingdomThe southern kingdom, which began under David ca. 1000 b.c.e. and lasted until the Babylonian Exile of 586.
Catholic Bible Dictionary
III. The Kingdom of Judah
iii. the kingdom of judahWith the acceptance of David as king over “all Israel” (2 Sam 5:1–5), Judah became part of the united kingdom and remained so during the reigns of David and Solomon. Yet when the northern tribes rebelled against Solomon’s successor Rehoboam, Judah became the name of the southern
The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
Judah
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
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Judah Kingdom of
Judah, Kingdom of. Extent.—When the disruption of Solomon’s kingdom took place at Shechem, b.c. 975, only the tribe of Judah followed David, but almost immediately afterward the larger part of Benjamin joined Judah. A part, if not all, of the territory of Simeon, 1 Sam. 27:6; 1 Kings 19:3, comp. Josh.
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Judah, Kingdom of
Judah, Kingdom ofWhen the disruption took place at Shechem, at first only the tribe of Judah followed the house of David. But very soon after the tribe of Benjamin joined the tribe of Judah, and Jerusalem became the capital of the new kingdom (Josh. 18:28), which was called the kingdom of Judah. It