“Those camping on the south are to be under the banner of the camp of Re’uven; they are to camp according to companies; by tribe and leader they are as follows: Tribe Chief Number Re’uven Elitzur the son of Sh’de’ur 46,500 Shim‘on Shlumi’el the son of Tzurishaddai 59,300 Gad Elyasaf the son of Re‘u’el 45,650 Total 151,450 “This group is to set out second.
On the south, those under the banner of the division of Reuben shall camp in their groups, under their leaders, as follows: Tribe Leader Number Reuben Elizur son of Shedeur 46,500 Simeon Shelumiel son of Zurishaddai 59,300 Gad Eliasaph son of Deuel 45,650 Total: 151,450 The division of Reuben shall march second.
Here are the tribal locations: Tribe Leader Location Census Judah Nahshon (son of Amminadab) East side of Tabernacle 74,600 Issachar Nethanel (son of Zuar) Next to Judah 54,400 Zebulun Eliab (son of Helon) Next to Issachar 57,400 So the total of all those on Judah’s side of the camp was 186,400. These three tribes led the way whenever the Israelites traveled to a new campsite. Reuben Elizur (son of Shedeur) South side of Tabernacle 46,500 Simeon Shelumiel (son of Zurishaddai) Next to Reuben 59,300 Gad Eliasaph (son of Reuel*) Next to Simeon 45,650 So the total of the Reuben side of the camp was 151,450. These three tribes were next in line whenever the Israelis traveled. Next in the line of march was the Tabernacle, with the Levites. When traveling, each tribe stayed together under its own flag, just as each was separate from the others in camp. Ephraim Elishama (son of Ammihud) West side of Tabernacle 40,500 Manasseh Gamaliel (son of Pedahzur) Next to Ephraim 32,200 Benjamin Abidan (son of Gideoni) Next to Manasseh 35,400 So the total on the Ephraim side of the camp was 108,100, and they were next in the line of march. Dan Ahiezer (son of Ammishaddai) North side of Tabernacle 62,700 Asher Pagiel (son of Ochran) Next to Dan 41,500 Naphtali Ahira (son of Enan) Next to Asher 53,400 So the total on Dan’s side of the camp was 157,600. They brought up the rear whenever Israel traveled.
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