The Ten Lost Tribes Of Israel

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The ten lost tribes were the ten of the Twelve Tribes of Israel that were said to have been deported from the Kingdom of Israel after its conquest by the Neo-Assyrian Empire circa 722 BCE. These are the tribes of Reuben, Simeon, Dan, Naphtali, Gad, Asher, Issachar, Zebulun, Manasseh, and Ephraim; all but Judah and Benjamin. Claims of descent from the “lost…

The Tribe of Gad

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According to the Hebrew Bible, the Tribe of Gad (Hebrew: גָּד, Modern Gad, Tiberian Gāḏ; “soldier” or “luck”) was one of the tribes of Israel who, after the Exodus from Egypt, settled on the eastern side of the Jordan River. When discussing…

The Tribe of Issachar

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According to the Hebrew Bible, the Tribe of Issachar (Hebrew: יִשָּׂשכָר, Modern Yissakhar, Tiberian Yiśśâḵār) was one of the twelve tribes of Israel. A tribe of Israel, descended from Issachar. The numbers accredited to Issachar are: 54,400 in Num. i. 29; 64,300…

The Tribe of Joseph

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The Tribe of Joseph was one of the Tribes of Israel. Since Ephraim and Manasseh (often called the “two half-tribes of Joseph”) together traditionally constituted the tribe of Joseph, it was often not listed as one of the tribes, in…

The Tribe of Judah

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According to the Hebrew Bible, the Tribe of Judah (Hebrew: שבט יְהוּדָה, Modern Shevet Yehuda, Tiberian Shevaṭ Yəhûḏā; “Praise”) was one of the twelve Tribes of Israel. Biblical account The Tribe of Judah (Yehudah), its conquests, and the centrality of…

The Tribe of Levi

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Biblical Data The tribe of Levi was descended from the patriarch Levi, the third son of Jacob and Leah (Gen. xxix. 34). Levi shared in Simeon’s treachery toward the men of Shechem (Gen. xxxiv. 25-30), in consequence of which, it…

The Tribe of Manasseh

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According to the Hebrew Bible, the Tribe of Manasseh (/məˈnæsə/; Hebrew: שבט מְנַשֶּׁה, Modern Shevat Menashe, Tiberian Shevaṭ Mənaššé; “who makes to forget”) was one of the Tribes of Israel. Together with the Tribe of Ephraim, Manasseh also formed the…

Does The Tribe of Joseph Exist?

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Firstly Technically, there is no tribe of Joseph. Instead, Joseph received a “double blessing,” and his two sons, Ephraim and Manasseh, each became his own tribe (Genesis 48; Joshua 14:4; Ezekiel 47:13). The Bible does, on occasion, refer to a…