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Tribes of Israel, The


1. Were twelve in number. Ge 49:28; Ac 26:12; Jas 1:1.

2. Descended from Jacob’s sons. Ge 35:22-26.

3. Manasseh and Ephraim numbered among, instead of Joseph and Levi. Ge 48:5; Jos 14:3,4.

4. Predictions respecting each of. Ge 49:3-27; De 33:6-29.

5. Each of

a. Under a president or chief. Nu 1:4-16.

b. Divided into families. Nu 1:2; 26:5-50; Jos 7:14.

c. Usually furnished an equal number of men for war. Nu 31:4.

6. Each family of, had a chief or head. Nu 36:1; 1Ch 4:38.

7. Total strength of, on leaving Egypt. Ex 12:37; Nu 1:44-46; 2:32.

8. Divided into four divisions while in the wilderness. Nu 10:14-28.

9. Encamped in their divisions and by their standards round the tabernacles. Nu 2:2-31.

10. Canaan to be divided amongst according to their numbers. Nu 33:54.

11. Reuben, Gad and half Manasseh

a. Settled on east side of Jordan. De 3:12-17; Jos 13:23-32.

b. Were required to assist in subduing Canaan. Nu 32:6-32; De 3:18-20.

12. Total strength of, on entering the land of Canaan. Nu 26:51.

13. Canaan divided amongst nine and a half of, by lot. Jos 14:1-5.

14. Situation of, and bounds of the inheritance of each. Jos 15:1-17:18.

15. All inheritance to remain in the tribe and family to which allotted. Nu 36:3-9.

16. Names of, engraven on the breastplate of the high priest. Ex 28:21; 39:14.

17. Divided on mounts Ebal and Gerizim to hear the law. De 27:12,13.

18. Remained as one people until the reign of Rehoboam. 1Ki 12:16-20.