Definition of Judah in US English:


proper noun

  • 1(in the Bible) a Hebrew patriarch, the fourth son of Jacob and Leah.

    1. 1.1 The tribe of Israel traditionally descended from him, the most powerful of the twelve tribes of Israel.
  • 2The southern part of ancient Palestine, occupied by the tribe of Judah. After the reign of Solomon (c.930 BC) it formed a separate kingdom from Israel.

    Later known as Judaea