Tuesday, April 24

Tribes of Israel

Each tribe had its own history in its allowtment of land . We know few  about the individuel tribes.
Lists of the 12 sons of Jocob or of the tribes appear in several places in the Old testament.

1.Reuben : The 1st born son of Jacob by his wife Leah.
2.Simeon : He was Jacob's 2nd son by Leah
3.Levi      : He was 3rd son of Jacob by Leah.
4.Judah   : 4rth son by Leah.
5.Dan      : Dan was the fifth son of Jacob and the first of two sons by Bilhah, Rachel's maid .
6.Naphtali: The sixth son of Jacob and Younger full-blooded brother of Dan.
7.Gad      : Gad was the seventh son of Jacob and the fifth of two sons by Zilpah , the maid of Leah.
8.Asher   : Eighth son of Jacob, the 2nd son by Zilpah and the younger full blooded brother of God.
9.Issachar : 9th son by Leah.
10.Zebulun: Tenth son by Leah.
11.Josheph: 1st son by Rechal.
12.Benjamin: Jacob's younger son , born by Rechel .

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