Symbols of the 12 or is it 13 tribes?

An interesting look the names of the 12 tribes, their meaning and personification.

Genesis 49:2-28 Names of God Bible (NOG)

“Gather around and listen, sons of Jacob.
    Listen to your father Israel.

Reuben, you are my firstborn,
    my strength, the very first son I had,
        first in majesty and first in power.
You will no longer be first
    because you were out of control like a flood
        and you climbed into your father’s bed.
            Then you dishonored it.
        He climbed up on my couch.

Simeon and Levi are brothers.
    Their swordsa]”>[a] are weapons of violence.
Do not let me attend their secret meetings.
Do not let me join their assembly.
    In their anger they murdered men.
    At their whim they crippled cattle.
May their anger be cursed because it’s so fierce.
May their fury be cursed because it’s so cruel.
    I will divide them among the sons of Jacob
        and scatter them among the tribes of Israel.

Judah, your brothers will praise you.
    Your hand will be on the neck of your enemies.
Your father’s sons will bow down to you.
Judah, you are a lion cub.
    You have come back from the kill, my son.
He lies down and rests like a lion.
He is like a lioness. Who dares to disturb him?
10 A scepter will never depart from Judah
    nor a ruler’s staff from between his feet
        until Shiloh comes
            and the people obey him.
11 He will tie his donkey to a grapevine,
    his colt to the best vine.
He will wash his clothes in wine,
    his garments in the blood of grapes.
12 His eyes are darker than wine.
His teeth are whiter than milk.

13 Zebulun will live by the coast.
He will have ships by the coast.
    His border will go as far as Sidon.

14 Issachar is a strong donkey,
    lying down between the saddlebags.
15 When he sees that his resting place is good
    and that the land is pleasant,
        he will bend his back to the burden
            and will become a slave laborer.

16 Dan will hand down decisionsb]”>[b] for his people
    as one of the tribes of Israel.
17 Dan will be a snake on a road,
    a viper on a path,
        that bites a horse’s heels
            so that its rider falls off backwards.

18 “I wait with hope for you to rescue me, O Yahweh.

19 Gad will be attacked by a band of raiders,
    but he will strike back at their heels.

20 Asher’s food will be rich.
    He will provide delicacies fit for a king.

21 Naphtali is a doe set free
    that has beautiful fawns.

22 Joseph is a fruitful tree,
    a fruitful tree by a spring,
        with branches climbing over a wall.
23 Archers provoked him,
    shot at him,
        and attacked him.
24 But his bow stayed steady, and his arms remained limber
    because of the help of the Mighty One of Jacob,
    because of the name of the Shepherd, the Rock of Israel,
25 because of the El of your father who helps you,
    because of the Shadday who gives you
        blessings from the heavens above,
        blessings from the deep springs below the ground,
        blessings from breasts and womb.
26 The blessings of your father are greater than
    the blessings of the oldest mountains
        and the riches of the ancient hills.
May these blessings rest on the head of Joseph,
    on the crown of the prince among his brothers.

27 Benjamin is a ravenous wolf.
    In the morning he devours his prey.
    In the evening he divides the plunder.”

28 These are the 12 tribes of Israel and what their father said to them when he gave each of them his special blessing.

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5 thoughts on “Symbols of the 12 or is it 13 tribes?

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  1. Ok the Torah is true! But the image what Daniel and John saw spoke on and describe is not this idol that the whole religious Christianity movement showing why put a Roman execution device around your neck and say this is our Symbolical worship or put that graven image that man made and say this is how your savior looks! When it’s an idol may be I just need to keep my comment to my self because only the lost sheep of yehudah and Israel he came for so I’m stop shalum to you my new friend

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  2. Thank you I’m glad to see someone who is not worshiping that made up idol sorry but. That’s not what Daniel and John saw the image they saw look nothing like this blue eye hair flowing glow behind the head person they say

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    1. Thanks for the comment! I am not sure what you mean?

      I am don’t think for a minute that many of the people in the Torah were blonde and blue eyed.

      Color of skin doesn’t matter, they could be purple and green for all I care. Doesn’t change anything for me.

      Thanks again for the comment!


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