Throughout the Bible we can see
much talk about the 12 tribes of Israel. But who are these
tribes? Where do they come
from? What they represent in the
origin of the 12 tribes of Israel is described in Genesis 29, 30 and
35. 16-22. 16-22. Here we describe the births
of 12 children of Jacob, who also bore the name of
Israel. These were twelve children:
Ruben, Simeon, Levi, Judah, Dan, Naphtali, Gad, Asser, Issachar, Zebulun, Joseph
and Benjamin. But these 12 names does not
correspond exactly to the 12 tribes of Israel. [...]
Later, after the escape of
Israel from Egypt, God states that the tribe of Levi would be a separate tribe
to serve him (especially as priests in various ministries and the worship of
God), and that would not have a specific territory in promised
his place and in place of Joseph, assume the position of the tribes of Israel
Manasseh and Ephraim (See screenshot above).
Within this organization the
people of the tribe of Levi live among their brethren, fulfilling God's commands
can be separated for the ministry of the Lord. Então não são contados entre
as 12 tribos. So are not reckoned among the
It is based on these 12 tribes
throughout the promised land is divided (this story is in the book of Joshua.
See map below). Later, in the book of Kings,
we have the story of how these 12 tribes were united under a monarchy, where
reigned Saul, David, Solomon.
The Promised Land was divided as this above
After Solomon's death, the 12
tribes split and formed two kingdoms: the Southern Kingdom (Judah and Benjamin),
who had Jerusalem as its capital. And the northern kingdom (the
other 10 tribes). That capital was
Samaria. Each of these kingdoms had its
own king. After this division never hear
a unification of the 12 tribes of Israel. The two kingdoms (North and
South) have always had problems of enmity.
Briefly this was the story
about the 12 tribes of Israel.
Comment: Jesus was the tribe of
Juda, that's why He is known as the Lion of the Tribe of Juda.When we accept him as Lord and Savior spent a part of
it, He becomes our true Shepherd and we his sheep.(Ruth Ferraz)