[ 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) .
Words nearby Judah
Judaea, Judaean, Judaeo-, Judaeo-German, Judaeo-Spanish, Judah, Judah ha-Levi, Judah ha-Nasi, Judahite, Judaic, Judaica
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How to use Judah in a sentence
A tear rolled down Aunt Judah's withered cheek, and she seemed to be looking far away.The Blue and The Gray|A. R. White
Jeshua ben Judah likewise agrees with Al-Basir in regarding the nature of good and evil as absolute, not relative.A History of Mediaeval Jewish Philosophy|Isaac Husik
Theodore D. Judah, filled with enthusiasm for his mighty plan, went West that he might roughly plan the location of the railroad.The Modern Railroad|Edward Hungerford
So much, however, is known: David ben Judah asserted his authority, and filled the post for about ten years (till 840).History of the Jews, Vol. III (of 6)|Heinrich Graetz
Who would have suspected Red Judah of such courage—such apt speech?Ghetto Comedies|Israel Zangwill
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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