Tag Archives: Judah/Yehudah

Genesis 38: Salacious story of Yehudah and Tamar points to coming glory of the Messiah

Richard AgeeThis isn’t a Bible passage one might want to read to young children, but it is recorded for a profound reason. It gives us another insight into the character of Yehudah (Judah), and the symbols point to King David and the Messiah.

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Genesis 37: Yosef gets two dreams, a royal coat, sold into slavery

Richard AgeeThis account of Yosef’s dreams and being sold by his brothers into slavery in Mitsraim (Egypt) is the foundation for the teaching through the rest of Genesis and even the Torah. The life of Yeshua the Messiah on Earth paralleled that of Yosef (Joseph).

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Deuteronomy 33-34: Last days of Moshe; final blessings for the 12 tribes

The last two chapters of Deuteronomy contain Moses’ final blessings and prophecies for the 12 tribes of Israel then a description of his death, a passage he didn’t write.

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Genesis 49:1-12 — blessings for Reuben, Shimon, Levi, Yehudah

Many people who read Genesis 49 believe that the prophesies Israel gave to his 12 sons were only about their or their immediate descendants. This is not the case. These prophesies encompass our prophetic future and those of our descendants all the way to the very end of time.

Today’s talk focuses on the prophesies given to Israel’s first four sons, culminating with his fourth son, Yehudah (Judah). All four of these sons were sons of Leah, the daughter of Laban as well, which gives us an additional insight as well.

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Genesis 44-45 — Yosef reveals the true selves of the brothers

Yosef’s (Joseph) scheme to discover how his brothers really felt about Benjamin (and by extension, himself) came to a head. The “revealer of what is concealed” forced his brothers to reveal their own secrets, not only to him but to their father.

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Genesis 38 — Yehudah, Tamar and the prophetic twins Perets and Zerah

 

This chapter about a scandalous encounter between Yehudah (Judah) and his daughter-in-law Tamar seems out of place in the account of Yosef’s slavery in Mitsraim (Egypt). Yet the twins in this chapter — Perets (Perez) and Zerah — share a link to Messiah with Yosef (Joseph).

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Genesis 30 — Rachel vs. Leah and the names of the 12 sons of Israel

Rachel envied her sister, Leah, and Leah hated Rachel because Ya’akov (Jacob) loved her. The names of the his 12 sons reflect this tug of war between the sisters and contain prophecies to be fulfilled hundreds of years later.

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