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Meaning of Judah

Ju•dah

Pronunciation: ( j'du), [key]
— n.
  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. Cf. Ephraim (def. 3).
  4. a male given name: from a Hebrew word meaning “praised.”
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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