Territory of Judah
The Lexham Bible Dictionary
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
Judah, Hill Country of (Place)
JUDAH, HILL COUNTRY OF (PLACE) [Heb har yĕhûdâ (הַר יְהוּדָה)]. Named by association with the territory allotted to the tribe whose eponymous ancestor was Judah, the fourth son of Jacob and Leah (Gen 29:35; 49:2–4, 8–12).The hill country of Judah formed the core of what at first was a tribal territory,
Peor (Place)
PEOR (PLACE) [Heb pĕʿôr (פְּעֹור‎)]. 1. A mountain in Moab to which Balak took Balaam in hopes of securing a curse against Israel (Num 23:28). After his two previous attempts resulted in blessings rather than curses (Num 23:7–10, 18–24), Balak led Balaam to the top of Peor for a third and final pronouncement.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Judah, Territory of
Judah, Territory of[Heb yehûḏâ; Josh. 15:1–62]. The land allotted to the tribe of Judah; later the territory of the southern kingdom, and after the Exile the land occupied by Jews.
2. A town in Judah added to the MT’s list of towns in Josh. 15:58 by the LXX (included by NEB). It has been identified with Khirbet Faghur SSW of Bethlehem.
The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
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
JUDAH (2)([יְהוּדָה‎, yehudah]; in Gen 29:35 Codex Vaticanus, [ Ἰούδαν, Ioudan]; Codex Alexandrinus, [ Ἰούδα, Iouda]; elsewhere Codices Vaticanus and Alexandrinus, [ Ἰούδας, Ioudas]):
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
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
Judah (2)
JUDAH (יְהוּדָה‎, yehūdhāh; in Gen 29:35 B, Ἰούδαν, Ioúdan, A, Ἰούδα, Ioúda; elsewhere B and A, Ἰούδας, Ioúdas): The 4th son born to Jacob by Leah in Paddan-aram (Gen 29:35, etc).
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
2. Judah
2. JudahNot surprisingly, Judah receives more attention and space than any other tribe: a boundary description (Josh 15:1–12), stories about Caleb, Othniel, and Achsah (15:13–19), and an extensive list of towns divided into administrative districts (15:21–62; see JUDAH, JUDAHITES). Judah’s borders do
JUDAH, JUDAHITES joo´duh, joo´duh-hit [יְהוּדָהyehudhah, בְּנֵי יְהוּדָהbene yehudhah; Ἰούδας Ioudas]. 1. Judah, the fourth son of Jacob: Born to Leah, who explains his name as related to the Hebrew verb ydh (ידה), “praise” (Gen 29:35). This etymology is not certain but is very credible, and the
JUDAH, HILL COUNTRY OF [הר יְהוּדָהhar yehudhah; τῇ ὀρεινή τῆς Ἰουδαίας tē oreinē tes Ioudaias]. A 250-sq. mi. region made up of the southern part of the central highlands, south of the hill country of Ephraim. A north—south ridge running from Jerusalem to the Negev divides the region and ranges
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