I have been listening and hearing Father God lately and He gave me the nudge to write down and find out meaning of all the names of the tribes of Israel. I found a beautiful picture when you string the meanings together in chronological order of birth.
Rueben. Behold a Son
sImeon. Who hears and is obedient
Levi. Who is pledged and attached already
Judah. The one to be praised!
Dan. He who judges
Naphtali My struggle
Gad He brings fortune
Asher Blessed is he
Joseph YHVH will be increased
Manasseh Causing me to forget all hardship
Ephraim (and] be doubly fruitful
benjamin He is the son of His right hand
Do you recognise anyone in the meanings of the names when linked together? It’s fun to find out meanings of names.
If you have been reading these blogs you will know that There is also a pattern in the New Testament meanings of the books of the bible; the meaning of the names describes a bride of the bridegroom. I wonder what other patterns there are in this amazing tapestry of text.