The colors of the Twelve Tribes of Israel are red; green; a striped red, white and black; sky blue; dark blue; clear; blue; purple; gray; aquamarine, black and lastly, a mixture of all colors. The colors derive from gemstones spoken of in Exodus and the Midrash, which states that each stone of the Twelve Tribes’ breastplate matched the flag’s background.Know More
Corresponding gemstones spoken of in Exodus 28:17-21 are ruby, jade, agate, carbuncle, lapis lazuli, quartz crystal, turquoise, amethyst, aquamarine, onyx and opal, which contains many colors. According to Exodus 28:21, signet rings set with the stones represented each of the Twelve Tribes.
Twelve sons of Jacob became the leaders of the Twelve Tribes. Reuben, Levi, Simeon, Issachar, Judah and Zebulun were sons by Jacob’s wife, Leah. Benjamin and Joseph were sons by Jacob's wife, Rachel. Naphtali and Dan were sons by Rachel’s maid, Bilhah, and Asher and Gad were sons by Leah’s maid, Zilpah.
The Neo-Assyrian Empire deported 10 of the Tribes, when it conquered Israel around 722 B.C. Groups claiming descent are Bene Israel, Bnei Menashe, Beta Israel of Ethiopia, Igbo Jews and the Pashtuns. Other theories claim the Cimmerians or Scythians, Native Americans, the Japanese and the Lemba of South Africa were members of the lost tribes.Learn more in Ancient History
There are two Aries birthstones: aquamarine and diamond. The zodiac sign Aries encompasses the dates from March 21 to April 19, so the March birthstone is aquamarine, and the April birthstone is diamond.Full Answer >
Oral history captures individuals' everyday perspectives, unique life experiences, speech patterns, use of language and contemporary mannerisms. Oral history enhances a historian's broad range of historical resources, including primary and secondary sources used to reference the past. Materials such as photographs, census data, letters, diaries, newspapers and memoirs are rich with historical information relevant for classroom teaching and historian?s research; however, these sources cannot match the unique benefits oral history.Full Answer >
The exact oldest country in the world is difficult to determine; however, three countries are typically listed as being among the oldest countries: China, Japan and San Marino. While many empires existed in ancient times, such as Rome, Egypt and Iran, their societies were not equivalent to the modern definition of an independent country.Full Answer >
Feudalism in ancient China refers to the allocation of a certain area or region to a specific individual who becomes the established leader of that region. The term also refers to the shared power system between regional leaders.Full Answer >