Zebulon, dwelling; habitation

(a habitation), the tenth of the sons of Jacob, according to the order in which their births are enumerated, the sixth and last of Leah. (Genesis 30:20; 35:23; 46:14; 1 Chronicles 2:1) His birth is mentioned in (Genesis 30:19,20) Of the individual Zebulun nothing is recorded. The list of Genesis46 ascribes to him three sons, […]

-1. Son of Jacob and Leah Ge 30:20; 35:23; 46:14; 49:13; Ex 1:3; 1Ch 2:1 .Descendants of Ge 46:14; Nu 26:26,27 .Also called ZABULUN -2. Tribe of .Place of, in marching and camping Nu 2:3,7; 10:14,16 .Territory awarded to Ge 49:13; Jos 19:10-16; Mt 4:13 .Aboriginal inhabitants of the territory of, not expelled Jud 1:30 […]

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).

In Galilee, to the north of Issachar and south of Asher and Naphtali (Josh. 19:10-16), and between the Sea of Galilee and the Mediterranean. According to ancient prophecy this part of Galilee enjoyed a large share of our Lord’s public ministry (Isa. 9:1, 2; Matt. 4:12-16).

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, readily to the summons of Gideon (6:35), and afterwards assisted in enthroning David at Hebron […]