Here was where Ngurn officiated and functioned religiously for himself and the twelve tribes
Were the souls of the twelve tribes
in her single body, it were better she suffered alone, than that Bois-Guilbert were partner in her destruction.
This also shall they gain by thir delay In the wide Wilderness, there they shall found Thir government, and thir great Senate choose Through the twelve Tribes
, to rule by Laws ordaind: God from the Mount of SINAI, whose gray top Shall tremble, he descending, will himself In Thunder Lightning and loud Trumpets sound Ordaine them Lawes; part such as appertaine To civil Justice, part religious Rites Of sacrifice, informing them, by types And shadowes, of that destind Seed to bruise The Serpent, by what meanes he shall achieve Mankinds deliverance.
All accounts are presented with thick description (drawn from Jamaican patois and Amharic) of the conditions and mind-set of these mostly Rastafari from the Twelve Tribes
of Israel, Ethiopian World Federation, Bobo Ashanti, and the Nyabinghi; the emphasis is clear that regular folk (men, women, and children)--some discriminated and dis-enfranchised--managed to cross international borders to actualize their visions of return.
The bulk of the book focuses on groups that have been targeted by government raiders the most: the Twelve Tribes
, the Family International (formerly the Children of God), the Branch Davidians, the United Nuwaubian Nation, the Fundamentalist Latter Day Saints, and the Church of Scientology--all of them, except the last, religious groups that practice or practiced communal living.
Bekhor Shor utilizes this idea to explain the juxtaposition of the list of the twelve tribes
which follows upon the story of Reuben's misdeed, as if to say that in spite of losing two wives, Jacob had accomplished one of his missions in life, which was to establish twelve tribes, since the last of them had now been born.
Jesus said to them, "Amen, I say to you that you who have followed me, in the new age, when the Son of Man is seated on his throne of glory, will yourselves sit on twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes
Like the twelve tribes
of Israel, let the lot be divided, let them cross the Hudson River and pass through exotic zip codes, let them go forth around the world and enter the mouths of strangers.
Sectioning is appropriate, since the poem opens with a Bible story about a woman raped by townsmen and, once dead, cut into body parts that are sent to each of the twelve tribes
Ayana Mathis's debut novel The Twelve Tribes
of Hattie has received a lot of warm and well-deserved attention since its release in the winter of 2012.
Prophet Musa's blessing of the twelve tribes
of Israel is recorded in Deuteronomy 33.
He too said that the European Zionists are descendants of the Khazars, which is why he added the latter to the twelve tribes
of Israel mentioned in the Hebrew Bible.