Men and Women of the Bible: Judah

Men and Women of the Bible: Judah

Lesson Twenty-six: Judah, He Whom Thy Brethren Shall Praise
Lesson Text: Genesis 38:1-30
Lesson Aim: Learn important lessons for life from the experiences of Judah.
Memory Verse: Genesis 49:10


Lesson Readings:

  • Genesis 29:31-35
  • Genesis 37:23-28
  • Genesis 38:1-30
  • Genesis 43:1-14
  • Genesis 44:1-34
  • Genesis 46:1-7, 28

Fact Questions:

  1. Who is Judah? What does his name mean? Genesis 29:35
  2. What was Judah’s part in the plan to kill Joseph? Genesis 37:26, 27
  3. What were the names of Judah’s sons? Genesis 38:3-5
  4. Who was Tamar? Genesis 38:6 Why did Tamar deceive Judah? Genesis 38:14-19
  5. What happened as a result of Tamar’s deception? Genesis 38:24
  6. What did Judah do when confronted with his own sins? Genesis 38:25-26
  7. What two sons were born unto Judah by Tamar? Genesis 38:29, 30
  8. What did Judah pledge to Jacob as security for Benjamin? Genesis 43:9
  9. How did Judah demonstrate his transformation of character to Joseph? Genesis 44:14-34
  10. Whom did Jacob appoint to lead his family into Egypt? Genesis 46:28

Thought Questions:

  1. What sins manifested themselves in the early life of Judah?
  2. What mistakes concerning his family life did Judah make?
  3. How did Tamar’s actions awaken Judah to his own lack of character?
  4. Compare and contrast Judah and Reuban.
  5. What is the one great lesson from Judah’s life for you?