The Twelve Tribes of Israel – The Old Testament

The Twelve Tribes of Israel – The Old Testament

Genealogy from Abraham to Levi – The Twelve Tribes.

Genesis 25.12 – 50.26

Israel’s twelve tribes are: Reuben, Simeon, Levi, Judah, Issachar, Zebulun, Gad, Asher, Joseph, Benjamin, Dan and Naphtali.

The Twelve Tribes of Israel

If we consider the year Adam was created as YEAR 0, we can then determine these interesting facts according to The Old Testament – The Holy Bible:

  • Abraham was born in YEAR 1948, 292 years after The Great Flood;
  • Abraham departed from Haran to Canaan when he was 75 years old. 10 years later, Sarah’s egyptian slave girl (Hagar) bore his son Ishmael;
  • At 99 years old, Abraham was circumcised in the flesh of his foreskin. Ishmael was 13 years old;
  • When Abraham was 100 years old, Sarah bore his son Isaac;
  • Isaac married Rebekah when he was 40 years old. 20 years later, Rebekah bore his twin sons Esau and Jacob;
  • Jacob wrestled God and was re-named Israel;
  • Tamar bore Judah his twin sons Perez and Zerah. She was the widow of his sons Er and Onan;
  • Israel loved Joseph more than his other sons therefore Joseph was hated by his brothers;
  • When Joseph was 17 years old, he dreamed of greatness and when he told his brothers, they hated him even more and were jealous of him;
  • Joseph’s brothers conspired to kill him but Reuben delivered him out of their hands. They sold him to the Ishmaelites for twenty pieces of silver;
  • The Ishmaelites took Joseph to Egypt and sold him to Potimhar, the captain of the guard;
  • Joseph’s bothers told Israel that a wild animal had devoured Joseph;
  • When Joseph was 30 years old, Pharaoh gave him authority over all the land of Egypt as the Lord was with him;
  • Pharaoh also gave Joseph the name Zaphenath-Paneah;
  • During the seven years of abundance, Joseph stored so much grain in every city that it was beyond mesure;
  • Once the seven years of famine began, Joseph’s brothers went down to Egypt to buy grain as the famine had reached the land of Canaan;
  • After Judah pleaded for Benjamin’s release, Joseph revealed himself to his brothers;
  • During the 7 years of famine Israel left Canaan for Goshen in the land of Rameses. He was 130 years old;
  • Joseph lived for 110 years and died in Egypt.

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