The men of Judah came, and there they anointed David king over the House of Judah. And they told David, saying, “The men of Jabesh Gilead were those who buried Saul.”
“the House of Judah.” That is, the tribe of Judah. The other eleven tribes of Israel were being ruled by Saul’s son Ish-bosheth at this time (2 Sam. 2:8-9).