Definitions

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  • proper noun Fourth son of Jacob, by his wife Leah.
  • proper noun biblical One of the Israelite tribes, descended from Judah, from which David and his lineage came.
  • proper noun biblical The name of the southern Israelite kingdom which continued to be ruled by the Davidic dynasty after Solomon's death and the breakup of the united monarchy, with the northern portion keeping the name Israel.
  • proper noun A male given name.

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  • noun an ancient kingdom of southern Palestine with Jerusalem as its center
  • noun (Old Testament) the fourth son of Jacob who was forebear of one of the tribes of Israel; one of his descendants was to be the Messiah

Etymologies

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Old Testament Hebrew יְהוּדָה (Yehuda), a son of Jacob.

Examples

  • Herein Judah is said to have dealt treacherously, for they basely betrayed their own honour and profaned that holiness of the Lord which they should have loved (so some read it); and it is said to be an abomination committed in Israel and in Jerusalem; it was hateful to

    Commentary on the Whole Bible Volume IV (Isaiah to Malachi)

  • But if you call a Judah Israel instead of the Cohen, you can't call a Levi up for the Levi because there is no precedence.

    And so, the baby was named

  • Judah is gone into captivity because of affliction, and because of great servitude: she dwelleth among the heathen, she findeth no rest: all her persecutors overtook her between the straits.

    Archive 2007-12-01

  • Judah is gone into captivity because of affliction, and because of great servitude: she dwelleth among the heathen, she findeth no rest: all her persecutors overtook her between the straits.

    Last Fair Deal Gone Down

  • The Temple to the Hebrew God YHVH, built by King David, was destroyed and much of the Jewish population (Jew comes from the word Judah, one of the 12 tribes) were deported to Babylon, known to Jews as the Babylonian captivity.

    On Thursday, the Legg report will be published along with...

  • The Temple to the Hebrew God YHVH, built by King David, was destroyed and much of the Jewish population (Jew comes from the word Judah, one of the 12 tribes) were deported to Babylon, known to Jews as the Babylonian captivity.

    On Thursday, the Legg report will be published along with...

  • And she conceived again, and bare a son: and she said, Now will I praise the LORD: therefore she called his name Judah; and left bearing.

    Villaraigosa And Nunez Cut And Run - Video Report

  • And she conceived again, and bare a son: and she said, Now will I praise the LORD: therefore she called his name Judah; and left bearing.

    Probably Just One Of Those Funny Coincidences

  • And she conceived again, and bare a son; and she said, Now will I praise the LORD: therefore she called his name Judah; 22 and left bearing.

    Genesis 29.

  • And she conceived again, and bare a son: and she said, Now will I praise the LORD: therefore she called his name Judah; and left bearing.

    Commentary on Genesis - Volume 2

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