Jacob's fourth son, he was the ancestor of the tribe of Judah; Judah became the name of the southern kingdom after the northern ten tribes separated from Judah and Benjamin. See Biblical Story, Chapter 2.
Hebrew Yehudah. 1) One of the 12 patriarchs (sons of Israel). 2) The tribe descended from him 3) That tribe's allotment in the promised land.4) After the political division of the country following Solomon's reign, the Southern Kingdom, consisting of the tribes of Benjamin and Judah.
Judah or Yehuda (Hebrew: ×™Ö°×”×•Ö¼×“Ö¸×”, Standard YÉ™huda Tiberian , "God" + "Thanks") is the fourth son of Jacob and Leah and the founder of the Tribe of Judah, as related in the Book of Genesis in the Hebrew Bible.