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JODA (jō'da). An ancestor of Jesus (Luke.3.26; kjv “Juda”).

JODA jō’ də (̓Ιωδά, ̓Ιούδας). 1. Son of Iliadun; head of a family of Levites who helped repair the wall of Jerusalem after the Exile (1 Esd 5:58); called Judah (Ezra 3:9); Hodaviah (Ezra 2:40); Hodevah (Neh 7:43) and Sudias (1 Esd. 5:26).

2. An ancestor of Jesus (Luke 3:26).

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1915)

(Westcott-Hort, Greek New Testament, Ioda; Textus Receptus of the New Testament, Iouda):

(1) A Levite, whose sons were "over the works of the Lord," corresponding to Sudias (1 Esdras 5:26), Hodaviah (Ezr 2:40), Judah (Ezr 3:9), Hodevah (Ne 7:43).

(2) An ancestor of Jesus in Luke’s genealogy (Lu 3:26, the King James Version "Juda").