The Tribe of Naphtali

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The Tribe of Naphtali (Hebrew: נַפְתָּלִי, Modern Naftali, Tiberian Nap̄tālî; “My struggle”) was one of the twelve tribes of Israel. From after the conquest of the land by Joshua until the formation of the first Kingdom of Israel in c. 1050 BC,…

The Tribe of Reuben

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According to the Hebrew Bible, the Tribe of Reuben (Hebrew: שֵׁבֶט רְאוּבֵן, Modern Shevet Re’uven, Tiberian Šḗḇeṭ Rəʼûḇēn) was one of the twelve tribes of Israel. From after the conquest of the land under Joshua until the formation of the first Kingdom…

The Tribe of Simeon

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According to the Hebrew Bible, the Tribe of Simeon (/ˈsɪmiən/; Hebrew: שִׁמְעוֹן, Modern Shim’on, Tiberian Šimʻôn; “Hearkening; listening”) was one of the twelve tribes of Israel. This tribe traces its descent from Simeon, second son of Jacob by Leah. He was the…

The Tribe of Zebulun

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According to the Hebrew Bible, the Tribe of Zebulun (alternatively rendered as Zabulon, Zabulin, Zabulun, Zebulon; Hebrew: זְבוּלֻן, Modern Zevulun, Tiberian Zəḇûlūn; “dwelling; habitation; home”) was one of the twelve tribes of Israel. Land Allotment This tribe received their tribal…

Tribe of Ephraim

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According to the Hebrew Bible, the Tribe of Ephraim (Hebrew: אֶפְרַיִם / אֶפְרָיִם, Efrayim) was one of the Tribes of Israel. The Tribe of Manasseh together with Ephraim formed the House of Joseph. It is one of the ten lost tribes. The etymology of the name is disputed. Ephraim as portrayed in…

Where the Levitical priesthood began

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The Levitical priesthood is derived from the tribe that is named after Levi, one of the twelve sons of Jacob (also called Israel). Levi had three sons: Gershon, Kohath, and Merari (Genesis 46:11). Kohath’s son Amram was the father of…

The Tribes of Israel

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The Tribes of Israel, in the Bible, the Hebrew people who, after the death of Moses, took possession of the Promised Land of Canaan under the leadership of Joshua. Because the tribes were named after sons or grandsons of Jacob,…

The Tribe of Dan

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The Tribe of Dan (Hebrew: דָּן‎), meaning, “Judge,” was one of the tribes of Israel, according to the Torah. They were allocated a coastal portion of land when the people of Israel entered the Promised Land, later moving northwards. Origin…

Tribe of Benjamin

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According to the Torah, the Tribe of Benjamin (Hebrew: שבט בִּנְיָמִין, Modern Shevat Binyamin, Tiberian Shevaṭ Binyāmîn) was one of the Tribes of Israel descended from Benjamin, the youngest son of the patriarch Jacob and his wife Rachel. In the Samaritan Pentateuch…