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(a) (1565-1466 BCE) Fourth son of Jacob and Leah, fourth of the Twelve Tribes. The leader of the Tribes, he encouraged his brothers to sell Joseph rather than leave him to die, and later stood up to Joseph when Benjamin’s safety was at stake. Progenitor of King David, all the kings of the House of David, and the Moshiach. (b) A common Jewish name.


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Entry for 'Judah'. Chabad Knowledge Base. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/ckb/j/judah.html. 2012.

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