Encyclopedia of Christianity Online

Get access
Search Results: Prev | 1 of 1 | Next

Tribes of Israel
(2,334 words)

1. History and Results of Research

From Numbers to 1 Kgs. 11:30, Israel is portrayed as a community of 12 tribes. Discrepancies in the lists (either with Levi and Joseph, the sons of Jacob, or without Levi and with Ephraim and Manasseh, the grandchildren of Jacob), as well as an older system of 10 tribes of Israel (Judges 5 [without Judah, Simeon, Gad, and Manasseh, but with Machir and Gilead]; 1 Kgs. 11:31) plus Judah (1 Kgs. 11:32), show the 12-tribe …

Cite this page
Knauf, Ernst Axel, “Tribes of Israel”, in: Encyclopedia of Christianity Online. Consulted online on 21 August 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2211-2685_eco_T.83>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004169678, 20080512



▲   Back to top   ▲