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Category:Twelve Tribes of Israel

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The twelve tribes of Israel are named after the twelve sons of Jacob (later named Israel). The order of their births (to four different mothers) is listed below.

Leah (the elder sister of Rachel and first wife of Jacob by trickery of Laban, her father):
1. Reuben
2. Simeon
3. Levi
4. Judah
9. Issachar
10. Zebulun
Bilhah (Rachel's slave):
5. Dan
6. Naphtali
Zilpah (Leah's slave):
7. Gad
8. Asher
Rachel (the second wife of Jacob, who worked 14 years for Laban, her father, so he could marry her):
11. Joseph
12. Benjamin
Joseph had two sons, Manasseh and Ephraim, who are sometimes named separately in lists of the twelve tribes. In some later texts, the half-tribe of Manasseh is further divided into its eastern and western halves.

Mention of the twelve tribes (or partial lists of the twelve tribes of Israel are as follows:

Genesis 29:31–30:24
Genesis 35:16-20
Genesis 35:22-26
Genesis 46:8-27
Genesis 49:1-27
Exodus 1:1-5
Numbers 1:5-15
Numbers 1:20-46 & 47-54
Numbers 2:3-29
Numbers 7:1-88
Numbers 10:11-28
Numbers 13:4-15
Numbers 26:5-50
Numbers 34:19-28
Deuteronomy 27:12-13
Deuteronomy 33:1-29
Joshua 13–19
Joshua 21:4-8
Judges 5:12-22
1 Chronicles 2:1-2
1 Chronicles 2–7
1 Chronicles 12:24-38
1 Chronicles 27:16-22
Ezekiel 48:1-29
Ezekiel 48:30-34
Revelation 7:5-8

The tables below shows the order in which the tribes are listed in each of the above passages.

Gen 29:31–30:24 Gen 35:16-20 Gen 35:22-26 Gen 46:8-27 Gen 49:1-27 Exod 1:1-5 Num 1:5-15 Num 1:20-46 & 47-54 Num 2:3-29 Num 7:1-88 Num 10:11-28 Num 13:4-15 Num 26:5-50
1. Reuben 1. Reuben 1. Reuben 1. Reuben 1. Reuben 1. Reuben 1. Reuben 4. E: Judah {3. Levi} 4. Judah 1. Reuben 1. Reuben {1. Reuben}
2. Simeon 2. Simeon 2. Simeon 2. Simeon 2. Simeon 2. Simeon 2. Simeon 9. E: Issachar 4. Judah 9. Issachar 2. Simeon 2. Simeon 7. {Gad}
3. Levi 3. Levi 3. Levi 3. Levi 3. Levi 4. Judah 7. Gad 10. E: Zebulun 9. Issachar 10. Zebulun 4. Judah 7. Gad 11.a. {Manasseh-E}
4. Judah 4. Judah 4. Judah 4. Judah 4. Judah 9. Issachar 4. Judah 1. S: Reuben 10. Zebulun 3. {Levi-G+M } 9. Issachar 4. Judah 4. Judah
5. Dan 9. Issachar 9. Issachar 10. Zebulun 9. Issachar 10. Zebulun 9. Issachar 2. S: Simeon 1. Reuben 1. Reuben 10. Zebulun 9. Issachar 2. Simeon
6. Naphtali 10. Zebulun 10. Zebulun 9. Issachar 10. Zebulun 11.b. Ephraim 10. Zebulun 7. S: Gad 2. Simeon 2. Simeon 11.a. Manasseh / 11. Joseph 10. Zebulun 12. Benjamin
7. Gad 11. Joseph 7. Gad 5. Dan 12. Benjamin 11.a. Manasseh / 11. Joseph 11. Joseph / 11.b. Ephraim 3. {Mid: Levi} 7. Gad 7. Gad 11.b. Ephraim 11. Joseph / 11.a.Manasseh 5. Dan
8. Asher 12. Benjamin 8. Asher 7. Gad 5. Dan 12. Benjamin 11.a. Manasseh 11.b. W: Ephraim 11.b. Ephraim 3. {Levi-K} 12. Benjamin 11.b. Ephraim / 11. Joseph 11.a. Manasseh-W
9. Issachar 5. Dan 11. Joseph 8. Asher 6. Naphtali 5. Dan 12. Benjamin 11.a. W: Manasseh 11.a. Manasseh 11.b. Ephraim 5. Dan 12. Benjamin 11.b. Ephraim
10. Zebulun 6. Naphtali 12. Benjamin 6. Naphtali 7. Gad 8. Asher 5. Dan 12. W: Benjamin 12. Benjamin 11.a. Manasseh 8. Asher 5. Dan 10. Zebulun
11. Joseph 7. Gad 5. Dan 11. Joseph 8. Asher 7. Gad 8. Asher 5. N: Dan 5. Dan 12. Benjamin 6. Naphtali 8. Asher 9. Issachar
12. {Benjamin} 8. Asher 6. Naphtali 12. Benjamin 11. Joseph 6. Naphtali 6. Naphtali 8. N: Asher 8. Asher 5. Dan 7. Gad 6. Naphtali 8. Asher
Omitted:Levi {3. Levi} 6. N: Naphtali 6. Naphtali 8. Asher Omitted: Levi Omitted: Levi 6. Naphtali
6. Naphtali Omitted: Levi
1. Reuben 2. Simeon 3. Levi 4. Judah 5. Dan 6. Naphtali 7. Gad 8. Asher 9. Issachar 10. Zebulun 11. Joseph 12. Benjamin 2. Simeon 3. Levi 4. Judah 9. Issachar 10. Zebulun 11. Joseph 12. Benjamin 5. Dan 6. Naphtali 7. Gad 8. Asher 11.a. Manasseh 11.b. Ephraim

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