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In the Bible, a son of Jacob and Leah and the forebear of one of the tribes of Israel.
An ancient kingdom of southern Palestine between the Mediterranean and the Dead Sea. It lasted from the division of Palestine around 930 bc until the destruction of Jerusalem in 586 bc.
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nDouay spelling: Juda
1. (Bible) the fourth son of Jacob, one of whose descendants was to be the Messiah (Genesis 29:35; 49:8–12)
2. (Bible) the tribe descended from him
3. (Bible) 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
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1. the fourth son of Jacob and Leah. Gen. 29:35.
2. one of the 12 tribes of Israel, traditionally descended from him.
3. the Biblical kingdom of the Hebrews in S Palestine, including the tribes of Judah and Benjamin. Compare Israel (def. 4).
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|Noun||1.||Judah - (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|
Old Testament - the collection of books comprising the sacred scripture of the Hebrews and recording their history as the chosen people; the first half of the Christian Bible
|2.||Judah - an ancient kingdom of southern Palestine with Jerusalem as its center|
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