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Judah

(jo͞o`də). 1 In the Bible he is the fourth son of JacobJacob
, in the Bible, ancestor of the Hebrews, the younger of Isaac and Rebecca's twin sons; the older was Esau. In exchange for a bowl of lentil soup, Jacob obtained Esau's birthright and, with his mother's help, received the blessing that the dying Isaac had intended for his
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 and LeahLeah
, in the Bible, Laban's elder, less beautiful daughter and Jacob's first wife.
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 and the eponymous ancestor of one of the 12 tribes of Israel. In the Book of Genesis, Judah emerges as a leader. With ReubenReuben
, in the Bible, Jacob's eldest son and eponymous ancestor of one of the 12 tribes of Israel. He interceded for his brother Joseph's life and guaranteed the safe return from Egypt of another brother, Benjamin.
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 he interceded for JosephJoseph,
one of the heroes of the patriarchal narratives of the Book of Genesis. He is presented as the favored son of Jacob and Rachel, sold as a boy into slavery by his brothers, who were jealous of Joseph's dreams and of his coat of many colors given him by Jacob.
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's life, and he was the spokesman for his brothers before Joseph in Egypt. In the exodus his tribe was in the lead, and it settled in the rich land of S Palestine, extending from the Dead Sea to the Mediterranean, according to scripture. Within its borders was Jerusalem. It gave its name to the Kingdom of JudahJudah,
in the Bible, the southern of the two kingdoms remaining after the division of the kingdom of the Jews that occurred under Rehoboam. The northern kingdom, Israel, was continually at war with Judah.
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. The royal and Messianic family of David was of the tribe of Judah. 2 In the Book of Nehemiah, a Levitical family. 3 In the Book of Ezra, a Levite. 4 In Nehemiah, an overseer. 5 In Nehemiah, a priest's son. 6 The same as HodaviahHodaviah
, in the Bible. 1 Chief Manassite. 2 Benjamite. 3 Levitical family. An alternate form is Hodevah.
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Judah,

in the Bible, the southern of the two kingdoms remaining after the division of the kingdom of the JewsJews
[from Judah], traditionally, descendants of Judah, the fourth son of Jacob, whose tribe, with that of his half-brother Benjamin, made up the kingdom of Judah; historically, members of the worldwide community of adherents to Judaism.
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 that occurred under RehoboamRehoboam
, in the Bible, last king of the United Monarchy, first king of Judah, son of Solomon. Under him the northern tribes broke away from the rule of Jerusalem and set up a separate kingdom (called Israel) with Jeroboam I as their king.
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. The northern kingdom, IsraelIsrael
[as understood by Hebrews,=he strives with God], according to the book of Genesis, name given to Jacob as eponymous ancestor of the Hebrews, the chosen people of God.
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, was continually at war with Judah. In the Bible the southern kingdom is regarded as usually more loyal to God than the northern kingdom was. Judah's capital was Jerusalem, and its dynasty was the house of David. It lasted from 931 B.C. to 586 B.C.

Judah

unknowingly has relations with daughter-in-law. [O.T.: Genesis 38:15–18]
See: Incest

Judah

Old Testament
1. the fourth son of Jacob, one of whose descendants was to be the Messiah (Genesis 29:35; 49:8--12)
2. the tribe descended from him
3. 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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The complexity of its back story, its precise but understated topical references, and the universality of its exhortations to integrity, courage, freedom, religious faith, religious observance, unity, and peace have made Judas Maccabeus vulnerable to misunderstanding and over-simplification, as is sadly obvious in the volume under review here.
The figures on the Wheel are, of course, the 'Nine Worthies', figures that to the medieval imagination usually represented positive qualities; yet, at the same time that figures such as Judas Maccabeus and Alexander the Great could be admired, the story of their lives could simultaneously prove cautionary--a warning against the excesses of war and violence.
It accompanied a text titled "Punch's Essence of Parliament," beginning: "The Jew Bill went through Committee, fighting its way like JUDAS MACCABEUS." This was after the Bill passed and was given the Royal assent.
During this period, Pringle conducted single performances of Handel's Messiah and Judas Maccabeus and Haydn's The Creation.
His topics include the wars between Pergamon and Bithynia, literary and epigraphic evidence for the history of Alexander and his first successors, Hellenism and Judaism in the age of Judas Maccabeus, and divine honors for king Antigonus Gonatas in Athens.
Henry V's chaplain had the King call his troops 'God's people' as they put on 'the armour of penitence' before the battle of Agincourt (1415), exhorting them to follow the example of Judas Maccabeus. On his return to London after the victory, Henry was met by patriotic tableaux praising the blessed kingdom of England.
Includes excerpts from Messiah, Joshua, Judas Maccabeus, Jephtha, Theodora, Semele, L'allegro, Acis & Galatea, etc.
The piece has much to recommend it with 15 choruses and, says Ken, many attractive solos though only two of those are likely to be familiar to most people - the soprano solo, O Had I Jubal's Lyre and the chorus, See The Conquering Hero Comes which Handel used again in Judas Maccabeus.
a loyal Jew named Judas Maccabeus and his followers were fighting for the right to practice their religion against the prevailing winds of the Greco-Roman world.
in one of the Apocryphal books, which relates the history of Judas Maccabeus prefaced by a verse from 2 Maccabees 2:32: "At this point, therefore, let us begin our narrative, without adding any more to what has already been said, for it would be foolish to lengthen the preface while cutting short the history itself." (4) The suspect or victim who lengthens the introduction while cutting short the criminal incident section may be revealing the likelihood that the statement contains deception.
This is Handel's "Maccabeus," for advanced skill and interpretation.