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Judah


Judah (Hebrew: יְהוּדָה – often transliterated Yehudah) was the fourth son of the Biblical patriarch Jacob (Israel).

Judah may also refer to:

Ethnic, political and geographic names and terms

  • Ben Yehuda Street, one of Jerusalem's main streets
  • The Tribe of Judah, the Hebrew tribe whose members regarded the above as their eponymous ancestor
  • The Kingdom of Judah, the Biblical kingdom ruled by the royal line of David
  • Yehud Medinata, the Babylonian and Persian province organised from the former kingdom of Judah
  • Judea, the former territory of the Kingdom of Judah after its demise (c. 586 BC), being successively a Babylonian, a Persian, a Ptolemaic and a Seleucid province, an independent kingdom under the Hasmoneans regarding itself as successor of the Biblical one, a Roman dependent kingdom and a Roman province
  • Iudaea Province, Roman province, with the Latin spelling
  • Jew, derived from Hebrew "Yehudi" יהודי (literally, "Judean"); the derivation is more clear in German "Jude" and in Slavic "Zhid"
  • Judean Mountains, modern Israeli name for the mountains around Jerusalem, politically divided between Israel and the Occupied West Bank
  • Judea and Samaria, official Israeli name for the West Bank
  • Or Yehuda, a town in Israel
  • State of Judea, a proposed Jewish country located in the West Bank
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