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Judah (son of Jacob)
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
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).
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
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
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
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
Judah joo̅ʹdə [Heb. yehûḏâ; Gk. Iouda, Ioudan, Ioudas]; AV also JUDA, JUDAS. The meaning of the name is disputed. Some scholars explain it as “the child will thank God.” Albright, arguing from the Arabic, suggests “the child will be led by God.” J. Lewy proposes “belongs to God.” All these explanations
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
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)
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
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
Catholic Bible Dictionary
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).
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
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
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