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Location of the Israelite tribes

The Israelites were divided into twelve tribes, according to the twelve sons of patriarch Jacob:

  1. Asher
  2. Benjamin
  3. Dan
  4. Gad
  5. Issachar
  6. Joseph
  7. Judah
  8. Levi
  9. Naphtali
  10. Reuben
  11. Simeon
  12. Zebulun

The Land of Israel was divided among those tribes, but there were a few exceptions:

  • The tribe of Levi got no land but had to do temple duties.
  • The tribe of Joseph was divided into two sub tribes:
    • Ephraim
    • Manasseh

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