Twelve Tribes of Israel


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Noun1.Twelve Tribes of Israel - twelve kin groups of ancient Israel each traditionally descended from one of the twelve sons of JacobTwelve Tribes 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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The recently dedicated 215,000-square-foot headquarters for Pierce's ministry in Corinth, Texas, prominently features a five-acre "Israel Prayer Garden," designed to reflect the twelve tribes of Israel and anchored by a large "Lion of the Tribe of Judah" sculpture.
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.
Dr McManners suggests Bishop Trevor couldn't resist bidding for the 13 paintings, representing the spread of the Jewish religion through the dispersal of the Twelve Tribes of Israel, when they came up at auction.