Judah


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About Judah Moses said: "Hear, Lord, the voice of Judah, and bring him to his people; let his hands be sufficient for him, and may you be a help against his enemies". (Deuteronomy 33:7)

Judah is the fourth son of Jacob and Leah. His name comes from the Hebrew word "gratitude." Leah gave birth to Judah and said; "Now I will praise God." (Genesis 30:35)
It was Judah's idea to sell his brother Joseph to Midianite slave trader rather than leave him to die in the pit. (Genesis 37)

Judah later became the spokesman for his father Jacob and his brothers when they traveled to Egypt during the famine in Canaan. He marries Shua, a Canaanite woman. His had three sons: Er, Onan and Shelah. Judah is also involved with Tamar and his twin sons with her named Perez and Zerach.

Judah's banner (flag) was sky-blue, with a lion on it. His gem was red garnet. The red background of the window refers undoubtedly to the wine image in the Jacob's blessing. But it also may be connected to the Royal Purple Garment. The significance of the Crown in the top is obvious. So is the Lion at the bottom. The Hands remind us of the verse "Through his own hands strive for him", and "Your hand shall be on the nape of your foes". Simultaneously, the two hands are raised in the manner of the priestly blessing. Behind the Lion there is the city of Jerusalem.

JACOB'S PROPHECIES
"Judah, you are he whom your brothers shall praise; your hand shall be on the neck of your enemies; your father's children shall bow down before you. Judah is a lion's whelp; from the prey, my son, you have gone up. He bows down, he lies down as a lion; And as a lion, who shall rouse him?"

"The scepter shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between his feet, Until Shiloh comes; And to Him shall be the obedience of the people. Binding his donkey to the vine, and his donkey's colt to the choice vine, He washed his garments in wine, and his clothes in the blood of grapes. His eyes are darker than wine, and his teeth whiter than milk."
(Genesis 49:8-12)

Tribal Leaders
Deacon Jerome Smith
Deacon Randy Peaches
Deaconess Lutricia Jackson
Deaconess Taiwanna Smith

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