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Judeans (the Conquest)
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
The Israelite tribe descended from Jacob’s fourth son Judah (Gen 29:35; 1 Chr 2:1). The tribe of Judah was allotted a large territory encompassing most of the southern region of Canaan (Josh 15:1–12). In Israel’s later history, the tribe of Judah was the only tribe to remain loyal to the Davidic dynasty (1 Kgs 12:20), so Judah became the southern kingdom in opposition to the northern kingdom of Israel made up of the other tribes of Israel. For more information on the tribe and kingdom of Judah and its history, see these articles: Divided Kingdom; Israel, History of, Overview; Israel, Tribes of; Judah; Judah, Son of Jacob.
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Judah, Tribe of
Judah, Tribe of (מַטֵּ֛ה יְהוּדָ֖ה‎, matteh yehudah; שֵׁבֶט יְהוּדָה‎, shevet yehudah). The Israelite tribe descended from Jacob’s fourth son Judah (Gen 29:35; 1 Chr 2:1). The tribe of Judah was allotted a large territory encompassing most of the southern region of Canaan (Josh 15:1–12). In Israel’s later
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Judah
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, Tribe of
JUDAH, TRIBE OF One of the 12 tribes of Israel.Geographical Territory The frontiers of Judah are well defined in Joshua 15, which describes the inheritance of the tribe after the Conquest. Second Kings 23:8 describes Judah as extending from Geba to Beersheba: Geba is about 8 miles (13 kilometers) north
Judea, Judeans
JUDEA, JUDEANS “Land of the Jews,” particularly after the Captivity. Since most of the Israelites who returned from the exile were from the tribe of Judah, they were called Judeans or Jews and their land, Judea. This part of the Holy Land has always been of great interest to the Bible student because
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Jews
Jews (jooz), a national-ethnic and, subsequently, religious designation for the people of the Judean state or province living in the homeland or in the Dispersion. In the Hebrew Bible, the term “Jews” is used only in Zech. 8:23 and in the books of Ezra, Nehemiah, Esther, and Daniel. It did not become
Judah
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
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Judah
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
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Judah
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
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Judah, Tribe of
Judah, Tribe ofJudah and his three surviving sons went down with Jacob into Egypt (Gen. 46:12; Ex. 1:2). At the time of the Exodus, when we meet with the family of Judah again, they have increased to the number of 74,000 males (Num. 1:26, 27). Its number increased in the wilderness (26:22). Caleb, the
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Judah, Tribe of
JUDAH, TRIBE OF — the tribe founded by Judah. Its five tribal families sprang from Judah’s three sons—Shelah, Perez, and Zerah—and two grandsons, Hezron and Hamul (Num. 26:19–21). In the first census, the tribe of Judah numbered 74,600 men (Num. 1:26–27). In the second census, the tribe numbered 76,500
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
JUDAH (2)
JUDAH (2)([יְהוּדָה‎, yehudah]; in Gen 29:35 Codex Vaticanus, [ Ἰούδαν, Ioudan]; Codex Alexandrinus, [ Ἰούδα, Iouda]; elsewhere Codices Vaticanus and Alexandrinus, [ Ἰούδας, Ioudas]):
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