What does "12 Tribes of Israel?

By Andre Sanchez - Translated by Ruth Ferraz

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 Bible?

 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. [...]

12 tribos de israel, jacó, 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 land. In 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 12 tribes.

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.

12 tribos de israel, mapa, divisão da terra
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.

                           Will you face this Evil?


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) 

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