Ju'da (Ι᾿ούδα, merely the Genitive case of Ι᾿ούδας, the Graecized form of Judah), an incorrect Anglicizing of the name JUDAS or JUDAH in several passages of the Auth. Vers. SEE JUDE.
1. The patriarch JUDAH, Son of Jacob (Susan. 56; Lu 3:33; Heb 7:14; Re 5:5; Re 7:5). For the "city of Juda" (i.e. the tribe of Judah), in Lu 1:39, SEE JUTTAH.
2. The son of Joseph, and father of Simeon, in Christ's maternal ancestry (Lu 3:30); probably the same with ADAIAH, the father of Maaseiah, which latter was one of the Jewish centurions who aided Jehoiada in restoring Joash to the throne (2Ch 23:1). B.C. ante 876. SEE GENEALOGY OF CHRIST.
3. The son of Joanna, and father of Joseph (Lu 3:26), another of Christ's maternal ancestors; probably identical with ABIUD, the father of Eliakim, among Christ's paternal ancestry (Mt 1:13); and likewise with OBADIAH, the son of Aman, and father of Shechaniah (1Ch 3:21). B.C. ante 406. (See Strong's Harm. and Expos. of the Gospels, p. 16, 17.)
4. One of the Lord's brethren, enumerated in Mr 6:3. SEE JOSES; SEE JOSEPH. On the question of his identity with Jude, the brother of James, one of the twelve apostles (Lu 6:16; Ac 1:13), and with the author of the general epistle, SEE JAMES. In Mt 13:55, his name is given more correctly in the A. Vers. as JUDAH.