Judah, y’-hu-DAH, יְהוּדָה
Judah_(biblical_person) (Wikipedia)
The Phillip Medhurst Picture Torah 259. Judah. Genesis cap 49 vv 9-12. De Geyn.jpg
An image of Judah from the Phillip Medhurst Collection of Bible Illustration
Native name
Born1566 BCE (15 Sivan, AM 2195)
Died1448, 1447, 1438 or 1437 (AM 2314 or AM 2324)
Resting placemaybe in Yehud, Israel
32°01′51″N 34°53′15″E / 32.030797°N 34.887616°E / 32.030797; 34.887616Coordinates: 32°01′51″N 34°53′15″E / 32.030797°N 34.887616°E / 32.030797; 34.887616
ChildrenEr (son)

Onan (son)
Shelah (son)
Perez (son)
Zerah (son)

RelativesReuben (brother)

Simeon (brother)
Levi (brother)
Issachar (brother)
Zebulun (brother)
Dan (half brother)
Naphtali (half brother)
Gad (half brother)
Asher (half brother)
Joseph (half brother)
Benjamin (half brother)
Dinah (sister)
Rebecca (grandmother)
Isaac (grandfather)
Esau (uncle)
Rachel (aunt/stepmother)
Laban (grandfather)
Abraham (great-grandfather)

Sarah (great-grandmother)
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Judah (Hebrew: יְהוּדָה‬, Standard Yəhuda Tiberian Yehuḏā) was, according to the Book of Genesis, the fourth son of Jacob and Leah, the founder of the Israelite Tribe of Judah. By extension, he is indirectly eponymous of the Kingdom of Judah, the land of Judea and the word "Jew".

According to the narrative in Genesis, Judah with Tamar is the patrilinear ancestor of the Davidic line.

The Tribe of Judah figures prominently in the Deuteronomistic history, which most scholars agree was reduced to written form, although subject to exilic and post-exilic alterations and emendations, during the reign of the Judahist reformer Josiah from 641-609 BC.

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