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Judah, Son of Jacob

Fourth son of Jacob, Judah soon established himself in the family as one who had genuine leadership qualities (Genesis 29:31-35; Genesis 37:25-27; Genesis 43:1-10; Genesis 44:14-34; Genesis 46:28). Concerning his own sons he wanted to establish a strong family to carry on his name and inheritance (Genesis 38:1-10). He himself, however, proved to be morally weak and an easy victim of sexual temptation (Genesis 38:11-30).

Jacob saw clearly that Judah’s tribe would become the leading tribe in the Israelite nation. It would conquer foreign enemies and rule over its brother tribes (Genesis 49:8-12). Out of it came the great king David and finally the Messiah Jesus (Matthew 1:3; Matthew 1:6; Matthew 1:16). (See also JUDAH, TRIBE AND KINGDOM.)

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Fleming, Don. Entry for 'Judah, Son of Jacob'. Bridgeway Bible Dictionary. 2004.

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