The historian Josephus assigns to Zebulun the land near to Carmel and the sea, as far as the Lake of Genesareth. To its northwest lay Asher, to the southeast Issachar.
Conquered by the Assyrian King Shalmaneser V, they were exiled to upper Mesopotamia and Medes, today modern Syria and Iraq. The Ten Tribes of Israel have never been seen since.
Naphtali, in biblical times, one of the 12 tribes that, under the leadership of Joshua, took possession of Canaan, the Promised Land, after the death of Moses. The tribe of Naphtali thus lost its identity and became known in Jewish legend as one of the Ten Lost Tribes of Israel.
Zebulun, one of the 12 tribes of Israel that in biblical times constituted the people of Israel who later became the Jewish people. The tribe was named for the sixth son born of Jacob and his first wife, Leah.
The portion assigned to the tribe of Dan was a region west of Jerusalem. At least part of the tribe later moved to the extreme northeast and took the city of Laish, renaming it Dan.
Twelve Tribes of Israel, in the Bible, the Hebrew people who, after the death of Moses, took possession of the Promised Land of Canaan under the leadership of Joshua.
To them the region of Zebulun and Naphtali would be across the Jordan River on the way to the Mediterranean. In the Middle Ages the “way of the sea” became a common name for the trade routes through this area, based on this verse.
Biblical references Naphtali is listed in Deuteronomy 34.2 when God takes Moses up to the mountain of Nebo and shows him the extent of the land which he had promised to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.
Naphtali’s Tribe The tribe of Naphtali got the land bordering the Jordan River, just west of the Sea of Galilee. The region of Naphtali was amongst the most fertile in all of Israel, known as an earthly paradise to the Israelites.
The Twelve Tribes of Israel were named after the twelve sons of Jacob, progenitor of the Israelites. Jacob’s tenth son was Zebulun, a business-minded and practical man. He was particularly close to his brother Issachar, whose intellectual habits he helped financially support.
When the northern kingdom was conquered by the Assyrians in 721 bc, the 10 northern tribes, including Asher, were partially dispersed. In time they were assimilated by other peoples and thus disappeared as distinctive units. Jewish legends refer to them as the Ten Lost Tribes of Israel.
In the Old Testament Zebulun is the tenth son of Jacob (his sixth son by Leah) and the ancestor of one of the twelve tribes of Israel. Genesis 30:20 implies two different roots for the name: זָבַל (zaval) meaning “to dwell” and זֵבֵד (zeved) meaning “gift, dowry”.
z(e)-bu-lun. Origin:Hebrew. Popularity:12115. Meaning: dwelling of honor.
Rachel bore Jacob two sons, Joseph and Benjamin. The tribe of Benjamin provided Israel with its first king, Saul, and was later assimilated into the tribe of Judah. While no tribe bore the name of Joseph, two tribes were named after Joseph’s sons, Manasseh and Ephraim.