Judah

Son of Jacob

Influence

Judah was one of the 12 sons of Jacob. He was also a founder of 1 of the 12 tribes of Israel. Judah was a ancestor to Joseph, who became Jesus's dad. He was also a ancestor of King David. Judah played a role in saving the life of his brother Joseph. When Joseph's brothers had plotted to leave Joseph in a pit to die, Judah convinced his brothers to sell Joseph to Ishmaelites, rather than letting him die. (Genesis 37:26-28). Joseph would end up in the Pharaoh's court, letting his family settle in Egypt. The religion Judaism came from Judah's Great Grandpa.


Facts and quotes


Over 14,500,000 people practice Judaism today. Judah lived to be 119 years old. ( 1565 B.C to 1466 B.C.) Judah's name means "to Praise"


"What profit is it if we slay our brother, and conceal his blood?"- Judah (Genesis 37:26)
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