“What should we learn from the tribe of Zebulun?”……Zebulun is one of Israel's twelve tribes. In the time of Moses, Zebulun was divided into three clans: the Seredites, the Elonites, and the Jahleelites, named after Zebulun's sons (Numbers 26:26). The tribes were named for Jacob's children (or grandchildren, in the cases of Ephraim and Manasseh).……Jacob's […]

Dan

“What should we learn from the tribe of Dan?”……The tribe of Dan was the group of people who descended from the fifth son of Jacob, Dan. Jacob went on to have twelve sons who became the patriarchs of the 12 tribes of Israel. The history of the tribe of Dan is especially instructive to us […]

“What should we learn from the tribe of Naphtali?”……Israel's tribes were named for Jacob's children. Naphtali, being the sixth son of Jacob, is one of Israel's twelve tribes. In the time of Moses, Naphtali was divided into four clans: the Jahzeelites, the Gunites, the Jezerites, and the Shillemites, named after Naphtali's sons (Numbers 26:48-49). Naphtali […]

“What should we learn from the tribe of Ephraim?”……Israel's 12 tribes were named for Jacob's children or, in the case of Ephraim (and Manasseh), his grandchildren. Ephraim was born in Egypt to Joseph his wife, Asenath. Joseph named his second-born son "Ephraim" because "God has made me fruitful in the land of my suffering" (Genesis […]

“What are the twelve tribes of Israel?”…It is simple to say that the twelve tribes of Israel are those tribes that descended from Jacob’s sons, but it is not quite that easy.…Joseph received a double-portion, the Leviteswere set apart, and many lists name the sons, which were not the same as the tribal patriarchs. …It […]

“What should we learn from the tribe of Asher?”……Asher is one of Israel's twelve tribes. In the time of Moses, Asher was divided into five clans: the Imnites; the Ishvites; and the Berites; and, through Beriah, the Berite patriarch, two more clans: the Heberites and the Malkielites. The first three clans were named after Asher's […]

“What should we learn from the tribe of Simeon?”……Each of the twelve sons of Israel received a blessing from their father, Jacob, just before his death. The twelve sons were the progenitors of the twelve tribes of Israel, and the blessing contained prophetic information about the future of each tribe. In the case of the […]