[ joo-duh ]
/ ˈdʒu də /
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the fourth son of Jacob and Leah. Genesis 29:35.
one of the 12 tribes of Israel traditionally descended from him.
the Biblical kingdom of the Hebrews in southern Palestine, including the tribes of Judah and Benjamin.Compare Ephraim (def. 3).
a male given name: from a Hebrew word meaning “praised.”
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Also Douay Bible, Ju·da (for defs. 1-3) .
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How to use Judah in a sentence
Let us go up to Juda, and rouse it up, and draw it away to us, and make the son of Tabeel king in the midst thereof.
And the covering of Juda shall be discovered, and thou shalt see in that day the armoury of the house of the forest.
And shall pass through Juda, overflowing, and going over shall reach even to the neck.
Hast thou utterly cast away Juda, or hath thy soul abhorred Sion?
The cities of the south are shut up, and there is none to open them: all Juda is carried away captive with an entire captivity.
British Dictionary definitions for Judah
/ (ˈdʒuːdə) /
noun Old Testament
the fourth son of Jacob, one of whose descendants was to be the Messiah (Genesis 29:35; 49:8–12)
the tribe descended from him
the tribal territory of his descendants which became the nucleus of David's kingdom and, after the kingdom had been divided into Israel and Judah, the southern kingdom of Judah, with Jerusalem as its centre
Douay spelling: Juda
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