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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Judah 
  praise,  the  fourth  son  of  Jacob  by  Leah.  The  name  originated  in 
  Leah's  words  of  praise  to  the  Lord  on  account  of  his  birth:  "Now 
  will  I  praise  [Heb.  odeh]  Jehovah,  and  she  called  his  name 
  Yehudah"  (Gen.  29:35). 
 
  It  was  Judah  that  interposed  in  behalf  of  Joseph,  so  that  his 
  life  was  spared  (Gen.  37:26,  27).  He  took  a  lead  in  the  affairs 
  of  the  family,  and  "prevailed  above  his  brethren"  (Gen.  43:3-10; 
  44:14,  16-34;  46:28;  1  Chr.  5:2). 
 
  Soon  after  the  sale  of  Joseph  to  the  Ishmaelites,  Judah  went 
  to  reside  at  Adullam,  where  he  married  a  woman  of  Canaan.  (See 
  {ONAN};  {TAMAR}.)  After  the  death  of  his  wife 
  Shuah,  he  returned  to  his  father's  house,  and  there  exercised 
  much  influence  over  the  patriarch,  taking  a  principal  part  in 
  the  events  which  led  to  the  whole  family  at  length  going  down 
  into  Egypt.  We  hear  nothing  more  of  him  till  he  received  his 
  father's  blessing  (Gen.  49:8-12). 
 
 
  From  Hitchcock's  Bible  Names  Dictionary  (late  1800's)  [hitchcock]: 
 
  Judah,  the  praise  of  the  Lord;  confession 
 




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