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Tribes of Israel   /traɪbz əv ˈɪzriəl/   Listen
Tribes of Israel

Twelve kin groups of ancient Israel each traditionally descended from one of the twelve sons of Jacob.  Synonym: Twelve Tribes of Israel.

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... were of the beasts that the people had brought from Amalek to offer unto our Lord, and the residue were slain. They have spared the best and fattest for to do sacrifice with unto thy Lord God. Then said Samuel to Saul: Rememberest thou not that whereas thou wert least among the tribes of Israel thou wert made upperest? And our Lord anointed thee, and made thee king. And he said to thee: Go and slay the sinners of Amalek and leave none alive, man ne beast; why hast thou not obeyed the commandment of our Lord? And hast run ...
— Bible Stories and Religious Classics • Philip P. Wells

Words linked to "Tribes of Israel" :   clan, Lost Tribes, tribe, kin, kindred, kinship group, kin group

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