Zebulun


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Zebulun

(zĕb`yo͞olən), in the Bible, son of Jacob and Leah, eponymous ancestor of one of the 12 tribes of Israel. Its allotment was in N Palestine W of Mt. Carmel. The judge Elon was from this tribe. Apart from their bravery in the battle against Sisera, the Zebulunites played a minor part in Israel's history. An alternate spelling is Zabulon.

Zebulun

Old Testament
1. the sixth son whom Leah bore to Jacob: one of the 12 patriarchs of Israel (Genesis 30:20)
2. the tribe descended from him
3. the territory of this tribe, lying in lower Galilee to the north of Mount Carmel and to the east of the coastal plain
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The next clause of Isaiah 8:23 is taken to say that "the land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali did lighten [its burden].
Weiss and Vakshal visited the Zebulun site and the abandoned Jewish cemetery in the southern Dikirman neighborhood, carefully examining the names of co-religionists buried in the graveyard.
The text recounts how Barak ben Avinoam assembles the tribes of Zebulun and Naphtali, ten thousand in number, and together with Deborah the prophetess, they ascend Mount Tabor, in the Lower Galilee.
The mention of Zebulun and Naphtali as those brought into contempt may be linked historically to their acquisition by Assyria in 733 B.
Matthew interprets this move in light of Isaiah's pronouncements that those regions, Zebulun and Naphtali, which were first to succumb to the darkness of Assyrian bondage (see above) would be the first to celebrate the coming of God's saving light.
ORDER OF BIRTH MOTHER ORDER OF BLESSING MOTHER Reuben Leah Reuben Leah Shimon Leah Shimon Leah Levi Leah Levi Leah Judah Leah Judah Leah Dan Bilhah Zebulun Leah Naphtali Bilhah Issachar Leah Gad Zilpah Dan Bilhah Asher Zilpah Gad Zilpah Issachar Leah Asher Zilpah Zebulun Leah Naphtali Bilhah Joseph Rachel Joseph Rachel Benjamin Rachel Benjamin Rachel
Instead, he commences by addressing all six children of Leah in order of their birth (apart from placing Zebulun before Issachar).
The Pseudepigraphic Testament of Zebulun relates that Dan approached the disconsolate Reuben on his return from his strenuous efforts to discover the whereabouts of Joseph.
Testament of Zebulun in The Old Testament Pseudepigrapha, ed.
For 12 consecutive days, offerings were presented by each tribe according to the order of their encampment in the wilderness: Judah, Issachar, Zebulun, Reuben, Simeon, Gad, Ephraim, Manasseh, Benjamin, Dan, Asher, and Naphtali.
After the settlement in the Land, the tribe of Zebulun was not directly on the seacoast but it was close to it, and the Kishon River that flows through its tribal territory gave it access to what is now called Haifa Bay.
The tribe of Zebulun is described in Jacob's prophetic last words to his children as maritime merchants involved in the shipping trade: 'Zevulun shall dwell at the shore of the sea: and he shall be a haven for ships' (Gen.