Zebulun

Zebulun
(fl. ?19th-16th cent BCE)
   Israelite, sixth son of Jacob and Leah. His descendants, the tribe of Zebulun, received territory in central Palestine.

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  • ZEBULUN — (Heb. זְבוּלוּן ,זְבוּלֻן ,זְבֻלוּן), tenth son of Jacob and the sixth born to him by Leah (Gen. 30:19f.). The tribe of Zebulun is named after him. It was divided into three clans: Seredites, Elonites, and Jahleelites (Num. 26:27) after the three …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Zebulun — (also Zebulon, Zabulon or Zaboules, [in Antiquities of the Jews by Josephus] Hebrew: זְבֻלוּן or זְבוּלֻן or זְבוּלוּן, Tiberian Hebrew Unicode|Zəḇūlūn, Standard Hebrew Unicode|Zəvulun, commonly זבולון Zvulun in Israel) was, according to the… …   Wikipedia

  • Zebulun — [zeb′yə lən, zə byo͞o′lən] n. [Heb zevulun < ?] Bible 1. Jacob s tenth son, whose mother was Leah: Gen. 30:20 2. the tribe of Israel descended from him: Num. 1:30 …   English World dictionary

  • Zebulun — /zeb yoo leuhn, zeuh byooh leuhn/, n. 1. a son of Jacob and Leah. Gen. 30:20. 2. one of the 12 tribes of Israel. * * * ▪ Hebrew tribe       one of the 12 tribes of Israel that in biblical times constituted the people of Israel who later became… …   Universalium

  • Zebulun — noun a) Tenth son of Jacob, by his wife Leah. b) One of the Israelite tribes, descended from Zebulun …   Wiktionary

  • Zebulun (disambiguation) — Zebulun may refer to *Zebulun, a son of Jacob, according to the Torah *The Tribe of Zebulun, an Israelite tribe *Zebulon Baird Vance, Confederate military officer in the American Civil War, Governor of North Carolina, and U.S. Senator. *Zebulon… …   Wikipedia

  • Zebulun (Khazar) — Zebulun or Zevulun ben Isaac was a Jewish Turkic ruler of the Khazars mentioned in the Khazar Correspondence. He probably reigned in the late ninth century CE. Little is known about Zebulun s reign. As with other Bulanid rulers, it is unclear… …   Wikipedia

  • Zebulun, Tribe of —    Numbered at Sinai (Num. 1:31) and before entering Canaan (26:27). It was one of the tribes which did not drive out the Canaanites, but only made them tributary (Judg. 1:30). It took little interest in public affairs. It responded, however,… …   Easton's Bible Dictionary

  • Zebulun — noun Etymology: Hebrew Zĕbhūlūn Date: 14th century a son of Jacob and the traditional eponymous ancestor of one of the tribes of Israel …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Zebulun —    Dwelling, the sixth and youngest son of Jacob and Leah (Gen. 30:20). Little is known of his personal history. He had three sons (46:14) …   Easton's Bible Dictionary

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