To Understand Israel, You Need to Understand Judah Learn Judah's story throughout the Old Testament and see the Tribe of Judah expressed through Christ until present day. Many key moments in Judah's life explain Israel's history and values. Understand Israel? Understand Judah! The key to understanding the history of the Land of Israel is to trace Judah's history from Genesis. Why was Jesus' born from this tribe? Find out about the man and the blessings that followed him.