Zebulun Tribe


About Zebulun, Moses said: "Rejoice, Zebulun, in your going out, . . .! They shall call the peoples into the mountain; there they shall offer sacrifices of righteousness; for they shall partake of the abundance of the seas and of treasures hidden in the sand" (Deuteronomy 33:18-19)

The tenth son of Jacob was Zebulun. His mother was Leah, who also gave birth to Reuben, Judah, Simeon, Levi and Issachar. When he was born Leah said "HaShem has provided me with a good dowry" (Hebrew: zvad)

Zebulun was part of the plot to sell Joseph in slavery, and later one of the group sent to Egypt to buy corn. He later lived in Egypt with his three sons Sered, Elon and Jahleel. Zebulun received the blessings from Jacob of: "Zebulun shall settle the seashores; he will be a harbor for ships; his border shall reach Sidon."

The tribe of Zebulun inhabited the northern land of Canaan. Both the tribes of Naphtali and Zebulun are mentioned as brave soldiers in the Song of Deborah during the battle against Sisera (Judges 5:18) The tribe played an important role in the victory against Sisera's army at the brook of Kishon, and in Gideon's victory against the Midianites. One of the Judges of Israel, named Elon, and the prophet Jonah came from Zebulun. The tribe was renowned as seafarers.

Zebulun shall dwell by the haven of the sea. He shall become a haven for ships and his border shall adjoin Sidon.

Tribal Leaders
Deacon Dan Ross
Deacon Steve Byrd
Deaconess Elizabeth Harling-Ross
Deaconess Edith Hill-Littlejohn

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