Judah

Judah was the name of Jacob's fourth son and one of the 12 tribes.

Judah was the son of Jacob and Leah.  When his brothers wanted to kill Joseph, Judah proposed selling Joseph into slavery instead.  When Judah and his brothers later came to Egypt to buy food, Joseph did not reveal his identity to them.  Instead he charged them with spying and later with theft.  When Joseph said that Benjamin would be imprisoned, Judah offered to go to prison in his place.  At that point, Joseph made his identity known.

God and Judah, miniature from the Bible of the Monastery of Santa Maria de Alcobaça, c. 1220s

More about Judah

Enter the bible BW logo

Sign Up or Login

More resources for a deeply formed faith from Luther Seminary: