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    Judah in Easton's Bible Dictionary praise, the fourth son of Jacob by Leah. The name originated in Leah's words of praise to the Lord on account of his birth: "Now will I praise [Heb. odeh] Jehovah, and she called his name Yehudah" (Gen. 29:35). It was Judah that interposed in behalf of Joseph, so that his life was spared (Gen. 37:26, 27). He took a lead in the affairs of the family, and "prevailed above his brethren" (Gen. 43:3-10; 44:14, 16-34; 46:28; 1 Chr. 5:2). Soon after the sale of Joseph to the Ishmaelites, Judah went to reside at Adullam, where he married a woman of Canaan. (See ONAN -T0002787; TAMAR -T0003579.) After the death of his wife Shuah, he returned to his father's house, and there exercised much influence over the patriarch, taking a principal part in the events which led to the whole family at length going down into Egypt. We hear nothing more of him till he received his father's blessing (Gen. 49:8-12).

    Judah in Hitchcock's Bible Names the praise of the Lord; confession

    Judah in Naves Topical Bible -1. Son of Jacob Ge 35:23 Intercedes for Joseph's life when his brothers were about to kill him, and proposes that they sell him to the Ishmaelites Ge 37:26,27 Takes two wives Ge 38:1-6 Lives at Chezib Ge 38:5 His incest with his daughter-in-law Ge 38:12-26 Goes down into Egypt for corn (grain) Ge 43:1-10; 44:14-34; 46:28 Prophetic benediction of his father upon Ge 49:8-12 The ancestor of Jesus Mt 1:2,3; Re 5:5 -2. Tribe of Prophecies concerning Ge 49:10 Enrollment of the military forces of At Sinai Nu 1:26,27; 2:4 At Bezek 1Sa 11:8; 2Sa 24:9 On the plain of Moab Nu 26:22 Place of, in encampments and the march Nu 2:3,9; 10:14 By whom commanded Nu 2:3 Moses' benediction upon De 33:7 Commissioned by God to lead in the conquest of the promised land Jud 1:1-3; with 1:4-21 Make David king 2Sa 2:1-11; 5:4,5 Rebuked by David for lukewarmness toward him after Absalom's defeat 2Sa 19:11-15 Accused by the other tribes of stealing the heart of David 2Sa 19:41-43 Loyal to David at the time of the insurrection led by Sheba 2Sa 20:1,2 Is accorded the birthright forfeited by Reuben 1Ch 5:1,2; 28:4; Ps 60:7 Loyal to the house of David at the time of the revolt of the ten tribes 1Ki 12:20 Inheritance of Jos 15; 18:6; 19:1,9 -3. Name of two exiled priests Ezr 10:23; Ne 12:8 -4. A Benjamite Ne 11:9 -5. A prince or priest who assisted in the dedication of the walls of Jerusalem Ne 12:34,36

    Judah in Smiths Bible Dictionary (praised, celebrated), the fourth son of Jacob and the fourth of Leah. (B.C. after 1753.) Of Judah's personal character more traits are preserved than of any other of the patriarchs, with the exception of Joseph, whose life he in conjunction with Reuben saved. Ge 37:26-28 During the second visit to Egypt for corn it was Judah who understood to be responsible for the safety of Benjamin, ch. Ge 43:3-10 and when, through Joseph's artifice, the brothers were brought back to the palace, he is again the leader and spokesman of the band. So too it is Judah who is sent before Jacob to smooth the way for him in the land of Goshen. ch. Ge 46:28 This ascendancy over his brethren is reflected in the last words addressed to him by his father. The families of Judah occupy a position among the tribes similar to that which their progenitor had taken among the patriarchs. The numbers of the tribe at the census at Sinai were 74,600. Nu 1:26,27 On the borders of the promised land they were 76,500. Ge 26:22 The boundaries and contents of the territory allotted to Judah are narrated at great length, and with greater minuteness than the others, in Jos 15:20-63 The north boundary, for the most part coincident with the south boundary of Benjamin, began at the embouchure of the Jordan and ended on the west at Jabneel on the coast of the Mediterranean, four miles south of Joppa. On the east the Dead Sea, and on the west the Mediterranean, formed the boundaries. The southern line is hard to determine, since it is denoted by places many of which have not been identified. It left the Dead Sea at its extreme south end, and joined the Mediterranean at the Wady el-Arish. This territory is in average length about 45 miles, and in average breadth about 50.

    Judah in the Bible Encyclopedia - ISBE joo'-da (yehudhah, "praised"): (1) 4th son of Jacob by Leah (see separate article). (2) An ancestor of Kadmiel, one of those who had the oversight of the rebuilding of the temple (Ezr 3:9). He is the same as Hodaviah (Ezr 2:40), and Hodevah (Neh 7:43). (3) A Levite who had taken a strange wife (Ezr, 10:23). (4) A Levite who came up with Zerubbabel (Neh 12:8). (5) A priest and musician who took part in the dedication of the wall of Jerusalem (Neh 12:36); (3), (4) and (5) may be the same person. (6) A Benjamite, the son of Hassenuah, who was second over the city of Jerusalem in the days of Nehemiah (Neh 11:9). (7) One of the princes of Judah who took part in the dedication of the wall of Jerusalem (Neh 12:34). S. F. Hunter

    Judah in Wikipedia Judah/Yehuda (Hebrew: יְהוּדָה, Standard Yəhuda Tiberian Yəhḏāh) was, according to the Book of Genesis, the fourth son of Jacob and Leah, and the founder of the Israelite Tribe of Judah; however some Biblical scholars view this as postdiction, an eponymous metaphor providing an aetiology of the connectedness of the tribe to others in the Israelite confederation.[1] With Leah as a matriarch, Biblical scholars think the text's authors believed the tribe was part of the original Israelite confederation; however, it is worthy of note[2] that the tribe of Judah was not purely Israelite, but contained a large admixture of non- Israelites, with a number of Kenizzite groups, the Jerahmeelites, and the Kenites, merging into the tribe at various points.[3] The text of the Torah argues that the name of Judah, meaning to praise, refers to Leah's intent to praise Yahweh, on account of having achieved four children, and derived from odeh, meaning I will give praise. In classical rabbinical literature, the name is interpreted as a combination of Yahweh and a dalet (the letter d); in Gematria, the dalet has the numerical value 4, which these rabbinical sources argue refers to Judah being Jacob's fourth son.[4]...

    Judah Scripture - 2 Kings 3:7 And he went and sent to Jehoshaphat the king of Judah, saying, The king of Moab hath rebelled against me: wilt thou go with me against Moab to battle? And he said, I will go up: I [am] as thou [art], my people as thy people, [and] my horses as thy horses.

    Judah Scripture - 2 Samuel 12:8 And I gave thee thy master's house, and thy master's wives into thy bosom, and gave thee the house of Israel and of Judah; and if [that had been] too little, I would moreover have given unto thee such and such things.

    Judah Scripture - Joshua 7:17 And he brought the family of Judah; and he took the family of the Zarhites: and he brought the family of the Zarhites man by man; and Zabdi was taken: