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International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

Judah (1)

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jōō´da ( יהוּדה , yehūdhāh , "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 (Ezra 3:9 ). He is the same as Hodaviah (Ezra 2:40 ), and Hodevah (Nehemiah 7:43 ).

(3) A L evite who had taken a strange wife (Ezr, Mark 10:23 ).

(4) A L evite who came up with Zerubbabel (Nehemiah 12:8 ).

(5) A priest and musician who took part in the dedication of the wall of Jerusalem (Nehemiah 12:36 ); (3), (4) and (5) may be the same person.

(6) A B enjamite, the son of Hassenuah, who was second over the city of Jerusalem in the days of Nehemiah (Nehemiah 11:9 ).

(7) One of the princes of Judah who took part in the dedication of the wall of Jerusalem (Nehemiah 12:34 ).

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Bibliography Information
Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. Entry for 'Judah (1)'. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia. 1915.

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