The divisions of Israel on lines of kinship, according to descent from the twelve sons of Jacob. These divisions were most pronounced in the period before Saul became king of Israel but were maintained throughout Israel’s history.
The history of Benjamin In the wilderness: Nu 1:36-37; Nu 2:18-23 In the land of Canaan: Dt 27:12; Jos 18:11-28; 1Ch 12:1-2
Jdg 19:1-21:23 the war against Benjamin After the division of the kingdom: 1Ki 12:21-24 pp 2Ch 11:1-4; 2Ch 11:5-12; Ezr 1:5
The genealogy of Dan Nu 26:42-43
Later prophecies against Ephraim Isa 7:2-9
The history of Gad In the wilderness: Nu 1:24-25; Nu 2:10-14 Their allocation of land east of the Jordan: Nu 32:28-36; Dt 3:12-17; Dt 29:7-8; Jos 13:24-28 The conquest of Canaan: Jos 1:12-18; Jos 4:10-13; Jos 22:1-34; 1Ch 5:18-22 Under the monarchy: 1Ch 5:25-26; 1Ch 12:37
The territory of the tribe of Judah Jos 18:5 See also Jos 11:21; Jos 15:1-63 the extent of the allotment for Judah; Jos 20:1-7 cities of refuge in Judah Towns for the Levites in Judah: Jos 21:1-4,9-16
1Sa 17:1; 1Sa 22:3-5; 1Sa 23:21-23; 1Sa 27:8-10; 1Sa 30:11-16; 2Sa 2:1; 2Sa 24:5-7
Early evidence of the distinction between Judah and the other tribes 2Sa 24:9 pp 1Ch 21:5 See also 1Sa 11:8; 1Sa 17:52; 1Sa 18:16 David’s reign over Judah: 2Sa 2:8-11; 2Sa 3:9-10; 2Sa 5:5
2Sa 11:11; 2Sa 12:8; 2Sa 19:40-20:2 Judah remained loyal to David when Israel rebelled; 2Sa 21:2; 2Sa 24:1 Israel and Judah united under Solomon: 1Ki 1:35; 1Ki 4:20,25
Moses blesses the tribe of Levi Dt 33:8-11
The tribe of Levi in the period of the monarchy 1Ch 12:26-28 Their fighting men join David at Hebron; 1Ch 23:2-24 David divides them into three groups and organises their responsibilities; 1Ch 27:16-17 David sets an army officer over them.
The division of Manasseh into two The half-tribe of Manasseh was allocated territory in Gilead: Nu 32:33,39-42; Dt 3:13-15; Dt 29:7-8; Jos 12:4-6; Jos 13:29-31; 1Ch 5:23 The remainder of Manasseh was allocated territory west of the Jordan: Jos 13:6-7; Jos 16:1-4; Jos 17:1-13; Jdg 1:27
Jos 22:1-34 the threat of war against the half-tribe of Manasseh and the other Transjordan tribes
The history of Reuben In the wilderness: Nu 1:20-21; Nu 2:10-16; Nu 16:1-3 Their allocation of land: Nu 32:1-38; Dt 3:12-17; Dt 29:7-8; Jos 13:15-23 The conquest of Canaan: Jos 1:12-18; Jos 4:10-13; Jos 22:1-34; 1Ch 5:18-22 Under the monarchy: 1Ch 5:25-26; 1Ch 11:42; 1Ch 12:37; 1Ch 26:32; 1Ch 27:16
The history of Zebulun In the wilderness: Nu 1:30-31; Nu 2:3-9 In the land of Canaan: Dt 27:12-13; Jdg 1:30; Jdg 4:6,9-10; Jdg 5:13-14,18; Jdg 6:33-35; Jdg 12:11-12 Under the monarchy: 1Ch 12:33,40; 2Ch 30:10-20
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