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ATS Bible DictionaryTribe
Jacob having twelve sons, who were heads of so many families, which together formed a great nation, each of these families was called a tribe. But this patriarch on his death-bed adopted Ephraim and Manasseh, the two sons of Joseph, and would have them also to constitute two tribes in Israel, Genesis 48:5. Instead of twelve tribes, there were now thirteen, that of Joseph being two. However, in the distribution of lands by Joshua under the order of God, they reckoned but twelve tribes and made but twelve lots; of the tribe of Levi, being appointed to the sacred service, had no share in the distribution of the land, but received certain cities to dwell in, with the first-fruits, tithes, and oblations of the people. Each tribe had its own leaders and tribunals; and the whole twelve, in their early history, constituted a republic somewhat resembling the United States. In the division made by Joshua of the land of Canaan, Reuben, Gad, and half of Manasseh had their lot beyond Jordan, east; all the other tribes, and the remaining half of Manasseh had their distribution on this side the river, west.
The twelve tribes continued united as one state, one people, and one monarchy, till after the death of Solomon, when ten of the tribes revolted from the house of David, and formed the kingdom of Israel. See HEBREWS.
Easton's Bible DictionaryA collection of families descending from one ancestor. The "twelve tribes" of the Hebrews were the twelve collections of families which sprang from the sons of Jacob. In Matthew 24:30 the word has a wider significance. The tribes of Israel are referred to as types of the spiritual family of God (Revelation 7). (see ISRAEL, KINGDOM OF; JUDAH, KINGDOM OF.)
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary1. (n.) A family, race, or series of generations, descending from the same progenitor, and kept distinct, as in the case of the twelve tribes of Israel, descended from the twelve sons of Jacob.
2. (n.) A number of species or genera having certain structural characteristics in common; as, a tribe of plants; a tribe of animals.
3. (n.) A nation of savages or uncivilized people; a body of rude people united under one leader or government; as, the tribes of the Six Nations; the Seneca tribe.
4. (n.) A division, class, or distinct portion of a people, from whatever cause that distinction may have originated; as, the city of Athens was divided into ten tribes.
5. (n.) A family of animals descended from some particular female progenitor, through the female line; as, the Duchess tribe of shorthorns.
International Standard Bible EncyclopediaDAN (1); DAN, TRIBE OF
(dan, "judge"; Dan).
trib (in the Old Testament always for matteh, 183 times, or shebhet, 145 times, also spelled shebhet; Aramaic shebhat (Ezra 6:17)): Both words mean "staff," and perhaps "company led by chief with staff" (OHL, 641) is the origin of the meaning "tribe." In the Apocrypha and New Testament always for phule, from phuo, "beget," with dodekaphulon, "twelve tribes," in Acts 26:7. Of the two Hebrew words, shebhet appears to be considerably the older, and is used in Psalm 74:2 Jeremiah 10:16; Jeremiah 51:19 of the whole people of Israel, and in Numbers 4:18 Judges 20:12 (Revised Version margin); 1 Samuel 9:21 (Revised Version margin) of subdivisions of a tribe (but the text of most of these six verses is suspicious). Further, in Isaiah 19:13, shebhet is used of the "tribes" (nomes?) of Egypt and phule in Matthew 24:30 of "all the tribes of the earth," but otherwise shebhet, matteh and phule refer exclusively to the tribes of Israel. In 2 Samuel 7:7 for shibhete, "tribes," read shophete, "judges" (of the Revised Version margin).
Greek5443. phule -- a clan or tribe
... a clan or tribe. Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine Transliteration: phule Phonetic
Spelling: (foo-lay') Short Definition: a tribe, race Definition: a tribe or race ...
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3508. Nephthalim -- Naphtali, a tribe of Isr.
4502. Rhouben -- Reuben, a son of Jacob, also a tribe of Isr.
1045. Gad -- Gad, a tribe of Isr.
4826. Sumeon -- Symeon, Simeon, the name of several Israelites ...
246. allophulos -- of another race
3019. Leuites -- a Levite, a descendant of Levi
4061. peritome -- circumcision
3965. patria -- lineage, family
4596. serikos -- silk.
Strong's Hebrew4294. matteh -- a staff, rod, shaft, branch, a tribe
... matteh or mattah. 4295 . a staff, rod, shaft, branch, a tribe. Transliteration:
matteh or mattah Phonetic Spelling: (mat-teh') Short Definition: tribe. ...
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7626. shebet -- rod, staff, club, scepter, tribe
1905. Hagri -- a tribe East of the Jordan, also a member of the ...
7625. shebat -- a tribe
7017. Qeni -- members of the tribe of Kenites
8095. Shimon -- a son of Jacob, also his tribe, also an Israelite ...
4519. Menashsheh -- "causing to forget," a son of Joseph, also a ...
6935. Qadmoni -- "easterners," a tribe whose land Abraham was to ...
5320. Naphtuchim -- a tribe desc. from Mizraim
836. Asher -- "happy one," a son of Jacob, also the tribe ...
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ThesaurusTribe (250 Occurrences)
... 2. (n.) A number of species or genera having certain structural characteristics
in common; as, a tribe of plants; a tribe of animals. ...
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12000 (7 Occurrences)
Allotted (54 Occurrences)
Zeb'ulun (41 Occurrences)
Ko'hathites (19 Occurrences)
Kenites (8 Occurrences)
Kohathite (18 Occurrences)
Bezer (5 Occurrences)
Sealed (31 Occurrences)
Pasturelands (42 Occurrences)
Bible ConcordanceTribe (250 Occurrences)
Luke 2:36 There was one Anna, a prophetess, the daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Asher (she was of a great age, having lived with a husband seven years from her virginity,
Acts 13:21 Afterward they asked for a king, and God gave to them Saul the son of Kish, a man of the tribe of Benjamin, for forty years.
Romans 11:1 I ask then, did God reject his people? May it never be! For I also am an Israelite, a descendant of Abraham, of the tribe of Benjamin.
Philippians 3:5 circumcised the eighth day, of the stock of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin, a Hebrew of Hebrews; concerning the law, a Pharisee;
Hebrews 7:13 For he of whom these things are said belongs to another tribe, from which no one has officiated at the altar.
Hebrews 7:14 For it is evident that our Lord has sprung out of Judah, about which tribe Moses spoke nothing concerning priesthood.
Revelation 5:5 One of the elders said to me, "Don't weep. Behold, the Lion who is of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has overcome; he who opens the book and its seven seals."
Revelation 5:9 They sang a new song, saying, "You are worthy to take the book, and to open its seals: for you were killed, and bought us for God with your blood, out of every tribe, language, people, and nation,
Revelation 7:4 I heard the number of those who were sealed, one hundred forty-four thousand, sealed out of every tribe of the children of Israel:
Revelation 7:5 of the tribe of Judah were sealed twelve thousand, of the tribe of Reuben twelve thousand, of the tribe of Gad twelve thousand,
Revelation 7:6 of the tribe of Asher twelve thousand, of the tribe of Naphtali twelve thousand, of the tribe of Manasseh twelve thousand,
Revelation 7:7 of the tribe of Simeon twelve thousand, of the tribe of Levi twelve thousand, of the tribe of Issachar twelve thousand,
Revelation 7:8 of the tribe of Zebulun twelve thousand, of the tribe of Joseph twelve thousand, of the tribe of Benjamin were sealed twelve thousand.
Revelation 7:9 After these things I looked, and behold, a great multitude, which no man could number, out of every nation and of all tribes, peoples, and languages, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, dressed in white robes, with palm branches in their hands.
Revelation 11:9 From among the peoples, tribes, languages, and nations people will look at their dead bodies for three and a half days, and will not allow their dead bodies to be laid in a tomb.
Revelation 13:7 It was given to him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them. Authority over every tribe, people, language, and nation was given to him.
Revelation 14:6 I saw an angel flying in mid heaven, having an eternal Good News to proclaim to those who dwell on the earth, and to every nation, tribe, language, and people.
Exodus 31:2 "Behold, I have called by name Bezalel the son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah:
Exodus 31:6 I, behold, I have appointed with him Oholiab, the son of Ahisamach, of the tribe of Dan; and in the heart of all who are wise-hearted I have put wisdom, that they may make all that I have commanded you:
Exodus 35:30 Moses said to the children of Israel, "Behold, Yahweh has called by name Bezalel the son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah.
Exodus 35:34 He has put in his heart that he may teach, both he, and Oholiab, the son of Ahisamach, of the tribe of Dan.
Exodus 38:22 Bezalel the son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah, made all that Yahweh commanded Moses.
Exodus 38:23 With him was Oholiab, the son of Ahisamach, of the tribe of Dan, an engraver, and a skillful workman, and an embroiderer in blue, in purple, in scarlet, and in fine linen.
Leviticus 24:11 The son of the Israelite woman blasphemed the Name, and cursed; and they brought him to Moses. His mother's name was Shelomith, the daughter of Dibri, of the tribe of Dan.
Numbers 1:4 With you there shall be a man of every tribe; everyone head of his fathers' house.
Numbers 1:5 And these are the names of the men that shall stand with you: of the tribe of Reuben; Elizur the son of Shedeur.
Numbers 1:21 those who were numbered of them, of the tribe of Reuben, were forty-six thousand five hundred.
Numbers 1:23 those who were numbered of them, of the tribe of Simeon, were fifty-nine thousand three hundred.
Numbers 1:25 those who were numbered of them, of the tribe of Gad, were forty-five thousand six hundred fifty.
Numbers 1:27 those who were numbered of them, of the tribe of Judah, were sixty-four thousand six hundred.
Numbers 1:29 those who were numbered of them, of the tribe of Issachar, were fifty-four thousand four hundred.
Numbers 1:31 those who were numbered of them, of the tribe of Zebulun, were fifty-seven thousand four hundred.
Numbers 1:33 those who were numbered of them, of the tribe of Ephraim, were forty thousand five hundred.
Numbers 1:35 those who were numbered of them, of the tribe of Manasseh, were thirty-two thousand two hundred.
Numbers 1:37 those who were numbered of them, of the tribe of Benjamin, were thirty-five thousand four hundred.
Numbers 1:39 those who were numbered of them, of the tribe of Dan, were sixty-two thousand seven hundred.
Numbers 1:41 those who were numbered of them, of the tribe of Asher, were forty-one thousand five hundred.
Numbers 1:43 those who were numbered of them, of the tribe of Naphtali, were fifty-three thousand four hundred.
Numbers 1:44 These are they who were numbered by Moses and Aaron and by the twelve chiefs of Israel, one from every tribe.
Numbers 1:47 But the Levites after the tribe of their fathers were not numbered among them.
Numbers 1:49 "Only the tribe of Levi you shall not number, neither shall you take a census of them among the children of Israel;
Numbers 2:5 Those who encamp next to him shall be the tribe of Issachar: and the prince of the children of Issachar shall be Nethanel the son of Zuar.
Numbers 2:7 The tribe of Zebulun: and the prince of the children of Zebulun shall be Eliab the son of Helon.
Numbers 2:12 "Those who encamp next to him shall be the tribe of Simeon. The prince of the children of Simeon shall be Shelumiel the son of Zurishaddai.
Numbers 2:14 "The tribe of Gad: and the prince of the children of Gad shall be Eliasaph the son of Reuel.
Numbers 2:20 "Next to him shall be the tribe of Manasseh: and the prince of the children of Manasseh shall be Gamaliel the son of Pedahzur.
Numbers 2:22 "The tribe of Benjamin: and the prince of the children of Benjamin shall be Abidan the son of Gideoni.
Numbers 2:27 "Those who encamp next to him shall be the tribe of Asher: and the prince of the children of Asher shall be Pagiel the son of Ochran.
Numbers 2:29 "The tribe of Naphtali: and the prince of the children of Naphtali shall be Ahira the son of Enan.
Numbers 3:6 "Bring the tribe of Levi near, and set them before Aaron the priest, that they may minister to him.
Numbers 4:18 "Don't cut off the tribe of the families of the Kohathites from among the Levites;
Numbers 7:12 He who offered his offering the first day was Nahshon the son of Amminadab, of the tribe of Judah,
Numbers 10:15 Nethanel the son of Zuar was over the army of the tribe of the children of Issachar.
Numbers 10:16 Eliab the son of Helon was over the army of the tribe of the children of Zebulun.
Numbers 10:19 Shelumiel the son of Zurishaddai was over the army of the tribe of the children of Simeon.
Numbers 10:20 Eliasaph the son of Deuel was over the army of the tribe of the children of Gad.
Numbers 10:23 Gamaliel the son of Pedahzur was over the army of the tribe of the children of Manasseh.
Numbers 10:24 Abidan the son of Gideoni was over the army of the tribe of the children of Benjamin.
Numbers 10:26 Pagiel the son of Ochran was over the army of the tribe of the children of Asher.
Numbers 10:27 Ahira the son of Enan was over the army of the tribe of the children of Naphtali.
Numbers 13:2 "Send men, that they may spy out the land of Canaan, which I give to the children of Israel. Of every tribe of their fathers, you shall send a man, every one a prince among them."
Numbers 13:4 These were their names: Of the tribe of Reuben, Shammua the son of Zaccur.
Numbers 13:5 Of the tribe of Simeon, Shaphat the son of Hori.
Numbers 13:6 Of the tribe of Judah, Caleb the son of Jephunneh.
Numbers 13:7 Of the tribe of Issachar, Igal the son of Joseph.
Numbers 13:8 Of the tribe of Ephraim, Hoshea the son of Nun.
Numbers 13:9 Of the tribe of Benjamin, Palti the son of Raphu.
Numbers 13:10 Of the tribe of Zebulun, Gaddiel the son of Sodi.
Numbers 13:11 Of the tribe of Joseph, namely, of the tribe of Manasseh, Gaddi the son of Susi.
Numbers 13:12 Of the tribe of Dan, Ammiel the son of Gemalli.
Numbers 13:13 Of the tribe of Asher, Sethur the son of Michael.
Numbers 13:14 Of the tribe of Naphtali, Nahbi the son of Vophsi.
Numbers 13:15 Of the tribe of Gad, Geuel the son of Machi.
Numbers 17:3 and Aaron's name thou dost write on the tribe of Levi; for one rod 'is' for the head of their fathers' house:
Numbers 18:2 Your brothers also, the tribe of Levi, the tribe of your father, bring near with you, that they may be joined to you, and minister to you: but you and your sons with you shall be before the tent of the testimony.
Numbers 24:2 Balaam lifted up his eyes, and he saw Israel dwelling according to their tribes; and the Spirit of God came on him.
Numbers 26:54 To the more you shall give the more inheritance, and to the fewer you shall give the less inheritance: to everyone according to those who were numbered of him shall his inheritance be given.
Numbers 26:55 Notwithstanding, the land shall be divided by lot: according to the names of the tribes of their fathers they shall inherit.
Numbers 31:4 Of every tribe one thousand, throughout all the tribes of Israel, you shall send to the war."
Numbers 31:5 So there were delivered, out of the thousands of Israel, a thousand of every tribe, twelve thousand armed for war.
Numbers 31:6 Moses sent them, one thousand of every tribe, to the war, them and Phinehas the son of Eleazar the priest, to the war, with the vessels of the sanctuary and the trumpets for the alarm in his hand.
Numbers 32:33 Moses gave to them, even to the children of Gad, and to the children of Reuben, and to the half-tribe of Manasseh the son of Joseph, the kingdom of Sihon king of the Amorites, and the kingdom of Og king of Bashan, the land, according to the cities of it with their borders, even the cities of the surrounding land.
Numbers 33:54 You shall inherit the land by lot according to your families; to the more you shall give the more inheritance, and to the fewer you shall give the less inheritance: wherever the lot falls to any man, that shall be his. You shall inherit according to the tribes of your fathers.
Numbers 34:13 Moses commanded the children of Israel, saying, "This is the land which you shall inherit by lot, which Yahweh has commanded to give to the nine tribes, and to the half-tribe;
Numbers 34:14 for the tribe of the children of Reuben according to their fathers' houses, and the tribe of the children of Gad according to their fathers' houses, have received, and the half-tribe of Manasseh have received, their inheritance:
Numbers 34:15 the two tribes and the half-tribe have received their inheritance beyond the Jordan at Jericho eastward, toward the sunrise."
Numbers 34:18 You shall take one prince of every tribe, to divide the land for inheritance.
Numbers 34:19 These are the names of the men: Of the tribe of Judah, Caleb the son of Jephunneh.
Numbers 34:20 Of the tribe of the children of Simeon, Shemuel the son of Ammihud.
Numbers 34:21 Of the tribe of Benjamin, Elidad the son of Chislon.
Numbers 34:22 Of the tribe of the children of Dan a prince, Bukki the son of Jogli.
Numbers 34:23 Of the children of Joseph: of the tribe of the children of Manasseh a prince, Hanniel the son of Ephod.
Numbers 34:24 Of the tribe of the children of Ephraim a prince, Kemuel the son of Shiphtan.
Numbers 34:25 Of the tribe of the children of Zebulun a prince, Elizaphan the son of Parnach.
Numbers 34:26 Of the tribe of the children of Issachar a prince, Paltiel the son of Azzan.
Numbers 34:27 Of the tribe of the children of Asher a prince, Ahihud the son of Shelomi.
Numbers 34:28 Of the tribe of the children of Naphtali a prince, Pedahel the son of Ammihud."
Numbers 35:8 And concerning the cities which ye shall give of the possession of the children of Israel, from the many ye shall take many; and from the few ye shall take few: every one according to his inheritance which he inheriteth shall give of his cities unto the Levites.
Numbers 36:3 If they are married to any of the sons of the other tribes of the children of Israel, then will their inheritance be taken away from the inheritance of our fathers, and will be added to the inheritance of the tribe whereunto they shall belong: so will it be taken away from the lot of our inheritance.
Numbers 36:4 When the jubilee of the children of Israel shall be, then will their inheritance be added to the inheritance of the tribe whereunto they shall belong: so will their inheritance be taken away from the inheritance of the tribe of our fathers."
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