Tribes of Israel

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Noun1.Tribes of Israel - twelve kin groups of ancient Israel each traditionally descended from one of the twelve sons of JacobTribes of Israel - twelve kin groups of ancient Israel each traditionally descended from one of the twelve sons of Jacob
kin group, kindred, kinship group, clan, kin, tribe - group of people related by blood or marriage
Lost Tribes - the ten Tribes of Israel that were deported into captivity in Assyria around 720 BC (leaving only the tribes of Judah and Benjamin)
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But he believed that the red men were the descendants of those lost tribes of Israel of whom history has been able to tell us nothing for thousands of years.
Those long-lost descendants of the ten tribes of Israel would now learn the history of their forefathers.
The reception of this person in the ball of Cedric the Saxon, was such as might have satisfied the most prejudiced enemy of the tribes of Israel.
The Story of Joseph & His Brothers" is about a young man, sold into slavery by his own siblings, whose God-given talent for interpreting dreams helps him save all of Egypt; "The Story of Daniel & the Lion's Den" follows Daniel's steadfast adherence to his faith, even when confronted with the prospect of martyrdom to hungry lions; "The Story of the Battle of Jericho" is the saga of how the tribes of Israel conquered Jericho and claimed the promised land; and a bonus tale "The Story of Jonah & The Whale" is about Jonah, commanded by God to spread the faith to the sinful Ninevites; Jonah seeks to escape his calling aboard a ship, but when a storm destroys the vessel God sends a friendly whale to rescue Jonah.
In the chaotic days of 1000 BC the Jewish tribes of Israel were split between the southern confederation of Judah based in Hebron, and the northern confederation of Israel based in Nablus.
In fact we are all of the same original genetic group since we are the descendants of the ten lost tribes of Israel.
He says the Abrahamic blessing belongs to Palestinians, too, and that the Zionist political movement is dividing the land of God and giving it to Jews, when in fact it was given to the 12 tribes of Israel, not the one tribe of Judah.
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.
Painted between 1640 and 1645, Jacob and his 12 Sons were almost certainly destined for the New World, where it was commonly believed at that time that the indigenous inhabitants were descended from the dispersal of the tribes of Israel.
He drew a parallel between the twelve tribes of Israel and the twelve clans he says historically comprised the Crow Tribe.
God provided for the journeying tribes of Israel a daily provision of fresh manna -- a kind of heavenly bread, and in the New Testament, Jesus referred to himself as the "Bread of Life.
By God's design, the Seer witnessed the heavenly Jerusalem, with its 12 gates, open in all directions to welcome not only the 12 tribes of Israel, but all the 12 apostles of the Lamb.