The Twelve Tribes

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Jacob had twelve sons
And with them it begun
He bestowed a unique blessing upon each one
And with them, this tradition begun

Reuben, Simeon, Levi, Judah, Dan, Naphtali, Gad, Asher, Issachar, Zebulun, Joseph, and Benjamin
Jesus replaced them with the twelves disciples of the New Testament
But these were the original twelve
Ancient books like Genesis will tell

Let's take one, for example to consider
I've been studying the tribe of Asher
These were the blessings Jacob bestowed upon his eighth born
He foretold material prosperity
Fit for a king will be his delicacies
Asher will always have plenty
rich in food and luxury
And then Moses blessed Asher with preference
With charm and grace, magnetism and favouritism

The children belonging to the tribe of Asher 
Got the best blessings of worldly desires
Asher did not get a single negative comment
At least in this world, he will not lament

Asher means 'blessed' or 'happy'
His foot is dipped in oil, so there's always plenty
Asher does not lack any
Blessed more than all the eleven others
Even in times of draught and scarcity
Asher provided for the eleven with much and many
Asher has fertile land
And all his daughters were blessed with beauty so grand
Asher had an abundance 
With male children and descendants
And the beauty of his daughters
Found them favour, so in marriage they were much sought after

The garment of a Jewish High Priest was adorned
With twelve different gemstones
One representing each of these twelve tribes
The Hebrew calendar has 12 months that are rather difficult to describe.
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Genesis 49:1-28, Deuteronomy 33:24

Reuben, Jacob’s firstborn, lost his inheritance because of his sin wherein he lay with his father’s mistress. Israel decreed that his tribe would be as unstable as water and would not be successful.

Both Levi and Simeon were hateful and unforgiving. Jacob sentenced them to be separated from each other in the promised land, for, together in their anger, they had killed a man.

To Judah, Jacob promised praise and dominion over the tribes of Israel. He compared him to a lion and foretold that the scepter would reside in his tribe until the time of Shiloh.

To Zebulun, Jacob gave the sea and all of its trade. He proclaimed that it would be a great port, with its border stretching as far as Zidon.

Jacob then prophesied that Issachar would be like a strong donkey crouched between two burdens and that he would become a servant to the other tribes of Israel.

Dan, Jacob foretold, would be a judge to the other tribes. He compared him to a snake on the path that would attack riders as they passed.

Jacob promised that the tribe of Gad would become warriors. He declared that, while they would be overtaken for a time, they would eventually overcome.

Jacob proclaimed that Asher would be rewarded with the best grain in all the land and become rich as a result of it. He promised that royalty would come from his lineage.

Naphtali, Jacob predicted, would be like a deer, using beautiful words.

To his oldest son by Rachel, Jacob promised a fruitful lineage. He promised that, while others would hate and try to destroy him, the tribe of Joseph would be made strong by the will of God.

Jacob compared his youngest son to a ravenous wolf, saying that he would devour his prey in the morning and then split the reward amongst the other tribes in the evening. {borrowed from http://www.totallyhistory.com}

2 Comments

  1. My My Dear Rue

    Just Today My Goodness

    Katrina Was Reading ‘Deuteronomy’

    As She Reads the FULL Book Back to Front

    Each Year Without

    Fail For All 32 Years
    Now We Have Been
    Together And She Doesn’t
    Really Understand That Book
    Or the Same Sized one i Write
    From the Months Of Memorial
    Day Weekend at the End of

    May Until Christmas Day

    7 Months, Every Year Now

    Since 2016, Yes Grand Cross
    Bibles 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019,
    2020, And This Year of Course 2021
    Will Make The 6th Effort of Close
    to 800,000 Words in 7 Months
    Where All of this Started

    Close to my “Grand

    Cross” Birthday

    on 6.6.16

    At Least That’s What

    ‘They’ Called a Planetary
    Alignment That Day Same

    As A “Star of David Planetary Alignment”
    3 Days Before i Came Out of HeLL ON EartH
    on A Beach on July 19, 2013, Yes It’s Funny
    How the Power of Belief Works Very Few
    Folks Noticed That Alignment Then Yet

    Well Before it Happened i Said Some
    Thing Special Would Happen that

    Day on July 22, 2013, the !3th

    Planetary Alignment Since the

    Year me and Katrina Would

    Be Married in the Year of 1990

    Yet of Course That Was 3 Days After
    i Recovered And All that Happened that

    Day Was A Prince of Royalty Born That Day in England

    And ‘They’ Say There Won’t Be Another “Star of David Planetary

    Alignment” until a Century After That Celestial Event Yet Anyway

    the “Grand Cross” Event on 6.6.16 Was Enough Muse For the 6

    of 6 Bible Sized Long Form Poems Titled “Grand Cross Bibles”

    Coming This Christmas my FRiEnD of Course That will

    Be the 11th Total Titled “King James Sized” Effort And

    More Out of 10 MiLLioN Total Words Since the First Recovery

    From HeLL ON EartH for

    66 Months Inspiring That
    All Starting on 8.18.2013…

    i Suppose You Know The Message of ‘the Cross’

    (As This Message is Provided Cross-Culturally too)

    Is We All Suffer to Rise Yet Typically When Folks

    Are Given And Kept With Golden Spoons From

    Birth They Rise Much More Than What is Given Them too…

    In Terms

    of Material

    Goods, And Purchased
    Wives, and Other Properties

    of Course As Those Will Multiply

    Without Much of Any Soul Within Evolving

    Unless The Seed Dies First And Is Reborn Again

    As Any Living Tree Becomes my FRiEnD or Even Star
    FLoWeRS and Seeds Like ALL Of US Born of Super Nova
    Star Crucible Fire Death Explosions Yes Iron Resurrecting
    In Our Blood and Core of Earth And Many Star Systems Yes

    From Gaseous Star Dust

    To This Day

    Still Living

    Us Still

    Resurrecting

    Star FLoWeR Seeds
    Shining Light in Newer Testaments

    Or Soldiering Old Ones Still In Prisons

    of Bound Books in Stories Before my FRiEnD

    Of Course Hehe, i’m Just Not Very Good With

    Fiction when Reality is So Much More Amazing my FRiEnD

    And i Suppose

    That’s the Message
    Of Jesus in John 14:12

    For Those Who Truly Believe

    In the Teachings Will Move Mountains

    of Newer Love Greater Upon Below Grains

    of Sand That Do Support Newer Mountains of
    Human Love
    For All

    As the

    Last

    Becomes

    The First As

    The Uknowns

    Becomes

    The

    Artists of God
    Standing Among
    Productive Soldiers As Well mY FRiEnD…

    i’m Using Taylor Swift’s New Story Song (All too Well)
    For This Yet it Won’t Make much Sense Without
    The Rest of the Context of How it All Fits
    Together in the Story i am Writing Today
    That of Course i Don’t Plan Just Faith in Come What May…

    It’s Always A New Very Unexpected Inheritance my FRiEnD

    As Faith

    Breathes

    Eternally

    Real For Now
    In Newer Testaments
    Eternally Now Alive Actually Breathing FLoWeRinG

    Yes Inhaling Peace Exhaling Love Effortless NoW in Ease..:)

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