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                                          Ancestor of The Israelites

(Name)             (Meaning)                         
Jacob                Grasps the Heel, Supplants
Israel                God Struggles, God's Prince

                                         WIVES OF JACOB

(Names)               (Meaning)                                    (Father)
Leah                    Weary, Wild cow                           Laban                              
Rachel                  Female lamb                                 Laban

                                       CONCUBINES OF JACOB

(Names)           (Meaning)                                                   
Bilhah               Timid, Tender           
Zilpah               Drop, Closeness, Wet with myrrh         

                           CHILDREN OF JACOB AND LEAH

(Name)       (Meaning)          (Descendants)            (Lived)
Reuben       Behold a son       Tribe of Reuben         Jordan
Simeon       Heard                Tribe of Simeon          Southern Israel/Judah
Levi            Joined              Tribe of Levi               Scattered in Israel and Judah
Judah         Praise                 Tribe of Judah            Southern Israel/Judah
Issachar     Wages               Tribe of Issachar        Northern Israel   
Zebulon      Dwelling             Tribe of Zebulon        Northern Israel   
Dinah          Justice

                           CHILDREN OF JACOB AND BILHAH

(Name)        (Meaning)               (Descendants)              (Lived)
Dan              Judge                   Tribe of Dan                Central Israel
Naphtali       Wrestling                Tribe of Napthali           Northern Israel


(Name)         (Meaning)                 (Descendants)                 (Lived)
Gad               Troop                       Tribe of Gad/Gilead          Jordan
Asher            Happy                       Tribe of Asher                  Northern Israel

                                   CHILDREN OF JACOB AND RACHEL

(Name)      (Meaning)                    (Descendants)             (Lived)
Joseph       May God add                                            Jordan, Central Israel
Benjamin    Son of the right hand  Tribe of Benjamin        Southern Israel/Judah

                                                WIFE OF JUDAH
(Name)       (Meaning)
Shua           Wealthy

                                         DAUGHTER IN LAW OF JUDAH
(Name)      (Meaning)
Tamar        Palm Tree

                                          SONS OF JUDAH AND SHUA

(Name)                (Meaning)                              (Descendants)
Er                          On the watch                       None   
Onan                     Strong                                  None
Shelah                   Peace                                   Shelanites of the Tribe of Judah

                                      SONS OF JUDAH AND TAMAR

(Name)               (Meaning)
Pharez                 Violently break forth           Pharzites of the Tribe of Judah
Zerah                   Springing up of light           Zarhites of the Tribe of Judah

                                  WIFE OF JOSEPH

(Name)           (Meaning)                   
Asenath         (Belonging to Neit)

                                  SONS OF JOSEPH

(Name)         (Meaning)              (Descendants)             (Lived)
Manasseh    Making to forget     Tribe of Manasseh       Jordan, Central Israel
Ephraim       Fruitful                   Tribe of Ephraim         Central Israel
Now we come to the Patriarch Jacob!

Jacob and his brother Esau were twins.
Esau was born first, and Jacob came out clutching his twins heel.
Because of this he was named Jacob, 'Grasper of the heel',
or 'Supplanter'.

Later God changed his name to Israel which means 'God Struggles' or 'God's Prince.'

Jacob had a family life that gives new meaning to the word complicated!

Jacob had wanted to marry only Rachel, but was tricked into marrying her sister Leah as well.

Leah bore Jacob four sons: Reuben, Simeon Levi and Judah.

For a long time Rachel couldn't have children and so she
gave Jacob her servant Bilhah as a concubine
Bilhah had two sons Dan and Naphtali.

Leah later gave Jacob her servant Zilpah as a concubine
Zilpah gave birth to Gad and Asher.

Later Leah had three more children of her own:
Issachar, Zebulun and Dinah.

Rachel finally had two children; Joseph and Benjamin.

Joseph would later marry the Egyptian woman, Asenath
Asenath bore two sons; Manassah and Ephraim.

All of Jacob's sons became the ancestors of the tribes of Israel. Joseph's two sons each became ancestors of a tribe as well.
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ThePenVsTheSword Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Student Writer
This is excellent. I wish that things like this would be included with Bibles. It would make understanding the lineage so much easier than a long paragraph of "Person A begot Pesron B who begot Person C, etc."
SeekHim Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
That's exactly why I'm posting all these lists; to be of some use. :)
ThePenVsTheSword Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Student Writer
Well, they're much appreciated I'm sure. :D
SeekHim Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
Glad you like it! And thinks for the fave! :)

GOD bless!
John 3:16
BlueAndCyan Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2009
Cool! Very helpful and easy to understand :D
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