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 about Ancient History
The names of the 12 tribes of Israel in the Bible begin with Judah, Issachar, Zebulun, Reuben and Simeon. Other tribes of Israel were Gad, Benjamin, Dan, Asher and Naphtali, plus the half-tribes of Ep;hraim and Manassah. These tribes divided the land of Canaan for their inheritance.Full Answer >
Most people who think of ancient Japanese weaponry first think of the katana, or samurai sword. The samurai warrior also used other weapons, including the tachi (long, curved cavalry sword), yumi (assymetric longbow), naginata (bladed polearm) and yari (spear).Full Answer >
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 >
According to the CIA World Factbook, Israel is 8,019 square miles in area, and its population, as of a 2014 estimate, is 7,821,850. In size, Israel is comparable to the state of New Jersey.Full Answer >