Unlike what some idiots say about Jews having no connection to Eretz Yisrael (Land of Israel), the history tells us that Jews have been there all along, even before Arab states came into existence. Here is a brief introduction to Bnai Yisrael, or better known as the 12 Tribes of Israel is the name given to those Hebrews lived in that land thousands of years ago.
Who are those tribes of Israel? Where did they come from?
Those tribes originate from Jacob who G-d changed his name to “Israel”, thus his decedents are also referred to as “Israelites”.
Jacob, the father of the 12 Tribes of Israel has lived in Canaan.
Names of the 12 Tribes of Israel
Here are the names of the 12 Tribes of Israel:
1: Tribe of Dan
2: Tribe of Gad
3: Tribe of Reuben
4: Tribe of Naphtali
5: Tribe of Asher
6: Tribe of Zebulon
7: Tribe of Issachar
8: Tribe of Manasseh
9: Tribe of Ephraim
10: Tribe of Benjamin
11: Tribe of Judah
12: Tribe of Simeon
Tribes of Israel Map
Symbols of the 12 Tribes of Israel
Each tribe had a symbol that helped it stand out of the crowd. Here are the 12 symbols of the tribes:
Tribe of Dan
Tribe of Gad
Tribe of Reuben
Tribe of Naphtali
Tribe of Asher
Tribe of Zebulon
Tribe of Issachar
Tribe of Benjamin
Tribe of Judah
Tribe of Simeon
These 12 symbols make up this beautiful Mosaic piece of art in the old city of Jerusalem:
Israeli Stamps Showing 12 Tribes of Israel Symbols:
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u show certain logos for the tribes of israel but if u search the net u will find that there are many variations, how do u know know u are using the correct logos.
i am not saying that u r using the wrong logos, i don’t know what they are but can’t find out as many websites claim that they are different logos.
for an example if you search google do a search on the 12 tribes of isreal and also try the 12 tribes of jacob and then view he results as images not as web pages then u will see all the variations on the logos for the 12 tribes
which ones are correct i do not know
Hey there, Baz…
Before I answer, let me remind you that I am not an expert on Jewish History.
When I was doing a research for university, I realized the same fact you realized, among the 12 Tribes of Israel, there are a few that certainly seemed to have had different symbols/logos.
As for the second question you posted below (whether the symbols in the pics here are modern or ancient), I have read once that the latter symbols date back to the 1st or 2nd century CE/Common Era. (By the way, I tried to check out that date to make sure before answering, but sadly didn’t find anything online).
I also tried to find the “best” pictures to post here on the website, and then realized that the “best” ones would probably be the oldest.
Anyway, if you find anything that makes us sure about the mosaic, please let me know.
Have a great weekend/week.
is the moziac you show on your site [the one on ground in jerusalam] is it modern or ancient, if its ancient then that might answer what i have posted above
please email me and tell me if the mozaic is ancient or not
On the map you have the Hebrew word ‘gimmel daled’ but in Latin letters it is written as Gad. That is backwards.