Tribes of Israel and Children’s Names

Rachel = “ewe” bare:

1. Joseph = “Jehovah has added” Manasseh = “causing to forget”, Ephraim = “I shall be doubly fruitful”, Asenath = “belonging to the goddess Neith”

2. Benjamin = “son of the right hand” Belah = “destruction”, Becher = “young camel”, Ashbel = “a man in God: a man of Baal: fire of Bel = “lord”: I will make a path”, Gera = “a grain”, Naaman = “pleasantness”, Ehi = “my brother”,Rosh = “head”, Muppim = “serpent”, Huppim = “protected”, Ard = “I shall subdue”.

Bilhah = “troubled” the maid bare:

1. Dan = “a judge” Hushim = “who makes haste”

2. Naphtali = “wrestling” Jahzeel = “God divides”, Guni = “my defender”, Jezer = “forming”, Shillem = “repaid”.

Leah = “weary, grieved, offended” bare:

1. Reuben = “behold a son” Hanoch = “dedicated”, Phallu = “distinguished”, Hezron = “surrounded by a wall”, Carmi = “my vineyard”.

2. Simeon = “heard”Jemuel = “day of God”, Jamin = “right hand”, Ohad = “united”, Jachin = “He will establish”, Zohar = “tawny”, Shaul = “desired”

3. Levi = “joined” Gershon = “exile”, Kohath = “assembly”, Merari = “bitter”.

4. Judah = “praised” Er = “awake”, Onan = “strong”, Shelah = “a petition”, Pharez = “breach”, Zerah = “rising”, Er = “awake”, Onan = “strong”

5. Issachar = “there is recompense” Tola = “worm”, Phuvah = “splendid”, Job = “persecuted”, Shimron = “watch-height”

6. Zebulun = “exalted” Sered = “fear”, Elon = “terebinth, mighty”, Jahleel = “God waits”.

7. Daughter Dinah = “judgment”

Zilpah = “a trickling” Leah’s = “weary” the maid bare:

1. Gad = “troop” Ziphion = “lookout”, Haggi = “festive”, Shuni = “fortunate”, Ezbon = “hasting to discern: I will be enlargement”, Eri = “watchful”, Arodi = “I shall subdue: I shall roam”, Areli = “lion of God”.

2. Asher = “happy” Jimnah = “right hand”, Ishuah = “he will resemble”, Isui = “he resembles me”, Beriah = “with a friend”, Serah = “the prince breathed