The Wandering Mind


The Twelve (Thirteen) Tribes

Posted in The Twelve Tribes by wandren on 12 June 2009

http://www.bibletruthonline.com/whoarethe12tribesOFisrael.htm
There are twelve land divisions from the sons of Jacob. Remember that Jacob was renamed Israel when God appeared to him when he was leaving Padn-Aram and blessed him (Genesis 35:7).  During the periods of captivity the sons of Jacob are divided into two kingdoms: the Northern Tribe and the Southern Tribe.

There are 10 Northern Tribes and 2 Southern Tribes.  The 10 Northern Tribes are now known or referred to as the “10 Lost Tribes.”  These “10 Lost Tribes” can be identified by the promises spoken of in Genesis chapter 49.

NOTE #1: Ephraim is the head of the Northern Kingdom (or Northern Tribes) and Judah is the head of the Southern Kingdom (or Southern Tribes): Ezekiel 37:16

“Son of man, take a stick of wood and write on it, ‘Belonging to Judah and the Israelites associated with him.’ Then take another stick of wood, and write on it, ‘Ephraim’s stick, belonging to Joseph and all the house of Israel associated with him.’

NORTHERN KINGDOM: Ephraim (Son of Joseph), Mannasah Son of Joseph), Reuben, Simeon, Zebulon, Isaachar, Dan, Gad, Asher, Naphtali.

SOUTHERN KINGDOM: Judah, Benjamin

THE TRIBE OF LEVI DISTRIBUTED INTO ALL TRIBES

NOTE #2: NOTICE, THAT THERE ARE ACTUALLY 13 TRIBES!!!!

NOTE #3: The Northern Kingdoms are found within Europe because when the sons of King Zedekiah were killed, the throne of David survived the destruction by the Babylonians through the king’s daughters (Jeremiah 43:4-8) who eventually made their way to the British Isles with the prophet Jeremiah.

NOTE #4: Ephraim and Mannasah were the sons of Joseph, who were JACOB’S (Israel’s) grandsons.  They were adopted by Israel and established on equal footing as tribes with their uncles.  The wealth and power of these nations is directly related to the blessings that were bestowed upon Ephraim and Mannasah.

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